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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1
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From a press release:

Can you identify Scranton architectural landmarks? Do you know what natural feature originally covered Courthouse Square? Play along with the Lackawanna Historical Society’s 12th annual local history game show, “You Live Here, You Should Know This,” hosted virtually by Electric City Television.

The first two rounds of the game will begin on Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m. Another four teams will battle it out on Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. A winner will be crowned after a final playoff series on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. All games will stream live on ECTV’s YouTube channel and air on the television station, as they did last year due to COVID-19.

The game show was created by local students from Valley View High School in Archbald and Riverside High School in Taylor. Players on eight teams will answer fast-paced “Jeopardy”-style questions about people, places, and events in Lackawanna County, with special categories posed by celebrity hosts, including WNEP’s Ryan Lecky, WVIA’s Erika Funke, and WBRE/WYOU’s Mark Hiller.

The contestants will include administrators, faculty, and family members from Riverside School District, former student organizers from Valley View, and local historians Joe Klapatch and Bruce Smallacombe, as well as Evie McNulty, Laurie Cadden, Judge Margie Moyle, and Rep. Bridget Kosierowski.

Winners will receive bragging rights for one year as “Local History Legends of Lore.” Since the shows will be hosted virtually, all viewers are encouraged to play along at home.

For more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email

Founded in 1886 as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, the Lackawanna Historical Society provides the community with a record of local history through its museum and library collections, exhibits, and programs. In 1942, from the bequest of George H. Catlin, the society established its permanent home at Catlin’s 1912 residence at 232 Monroe Avenue in Scranton.

In 1965, Lackawanna County designated the Lackawanna Historical Society as the official county historical society, and the society continues to serve the county as a center for local history resources. It receives funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Catlin Memorial Trust, Lackawanna County, and memberships.