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Lackawanna Historical Society looks back on ‘Past Times’ in virtual lecture series Jan. 29-Feb. 26

Lackawanna Historical Society looks back on ‘Past Times’ in virtual lecture series Jan. 29-Feb. 26

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton will continue its popular “Lackawanna Past Times” virtual lecture series on Zoom in 2021. “As we continue to practice social distancing and put off larger gatherings in-person (and move into the season of cold and snowy weather), we’re delighted to be able to offer local […]

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NEPA virtual programs and broadcasts observe Anthracite Mining Heritage Month throughout January

NEPA virtual programs and broadcasts observe Anthracite Mining Heritage Month throughout January

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton will once again join regional partners in observing Anthracite Mining Heritage Month throughout January. This annual event focuses on the history and culture of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal region. Because of health concerns this year, all events will be conducted online via Zoom. The society will […]

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Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

From a press release: Waste Management’s Alliance Landfill has donated two large pieces of the region’s distant history to the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park in Scranton. Landfill Manager Glenn Kempa said the boulders, each with vivid fossilized images of ferns and tree branches that shaded Taylor and Ransom Township over 300 […]

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See ‘A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner’ through 1940s art tour in Scranton on Jan. 7

See ‘A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner’ through 1940s art tour in Scranton on Jan. 7

From a press release: To kick off Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host a program by local historian Charles Kumpas entitled “A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner: The Remarkable Coalmining Artwork of Remo Trieste Russo” at the society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, in Scranton on Sunday, Jan. 7 […]