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Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

From a press release: Like so many things this year, the holidays are going to be a bit different at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House in Scranton. However, there will be new holiday happenings this season, some virtually and others socially distanced. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the LHS will be teaming up with Brookvalley […]

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Take a spooky Flashlight Tour of the Everhart Museum in Scranton on Oct. 24

Take a spooky Flashlight Tour of the Everhart Museum in Scranton on Oct. 24

From a press release: From minerals to mirrors, learn about myths and superstitions on a one-hour guided “Flashlight Tour” through the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 24. Special guest presenters John and Keriann Balucha of Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours will end the tour with fascinating details of […]

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How Eddie Van Halen changed rock music with his signature guitar style

How Eddie Van Halen changed rock music with his signature guitar style

The legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died aged 65. One of the most influential guitarists of the modern age, Van Halen was known for his mastery of the two-handed tapping technique and for bringing the virtuosic rock guitar solo back into the popular music mainstream in the late ’70s and 1980s. One of the […]

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Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks reveal scary Luzerne County history on Oct. 23-24

Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks reveal scary Luzerne County history on Oct. 23-24

From a press release: After a one-year hiatus, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will return in October, just in time for Halloween. The Luzerne County Historical Society will once again host the popular guided tours on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24, with eight tours running each night. Walk through the downtown historic district […]

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Explore Scranton with ‘Valley Quest’ scavenger hunt and win prizes from Oct. 10-30

Explore Scranton with ‘Valley Quest’ scavenger hunt and win prizes from Oct. 10-30

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society is taking a modern approach to the past with “Valley Quest,” a competitive app-based scavenger hunt. Explore the city with an adventure called the “Scranton Safari.” The hunt will be open from Saturday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 30, sending participants on a mission around downtown Scranton […]

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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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‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history Sept. 25-Oct. 30

‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history Sept. 25-Oct. 30

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society’s “Scranton After Dark” haunted walking tours prove that truth is scarier than fiction. Stroll around downtown Scranton as the society tells true tales of mayhem and mysterious happenings at some of your favorite places. Tours will be given on Friday evenings on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

From a press release: Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is increasing recreational access this week. The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

From a press release: This week, the Lackawanna Historical Society will begin its free summer walking tours in downtown Scranton with some adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic. These 90-minute guided tours focus on the magnificent architecture and fascinating history of some of the Electric City’s often-overlooked commercial and residential buildings. “You get to learn […]

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Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced that its Museum Adventure Week Summer Camp series will pivot to a virtual platform due to COVID-19. Inspired by weekly camp themes, the Virtual Summer Camp will also include an Adventure Kit. Kits are curated boxes of hands-on […]

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