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Swetland Homestead celebrates ‘A Civil War Christmas’ with reenactors

Swetland Homestead celebrates ‘A Civil War Christmas’ with reenactors
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From a press release:

The Luzerne County Historical Society and the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Co. A will present “A Civil War Christmas at the Swetland Homestead” from Dec. 4-7.

Witness how units would use homes for winter quarters and field hospitals during the Civil War. Explore the house (885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming) in this all-new program, as the Swetland family has turned over their home to be used for rest and recovery. See a war hospital and camp and learn about medicine and Christmas traditions during the Civil War in this unique trip back to 1864.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children, and tours run on Dec. 4-5 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., on Dec. 6 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., and on Dec. 7 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

LCHS and the Denison Advocates are also partnering for the annual “Denison Family Afternoons of Colonial Hospitality” at the Nathan Denison House (35 Denison St., Forty Fort) on Dec. 6-7 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Come and see how to cook over an open hearth, sing hymns, and see Nathan Denison and his family in this trip back to 1790.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Patrons attending both events receive a dollar off.

Photos from a living history encampment at the Swetland Homestead earlier this year can be found here.

Photo by Robb Malloy/NEPA Scene