NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘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. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 The Conversation

A-lop-bam-boom: Little Richard’s saucy style still influences music and culture today

A-lop-bam-boom: Little Richard’s saucy style still influences music and culture today

Little Richard was washing dishes at a Greyhound bus station in Macon, Georgia when he wrote “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” and “Long Tall Sally.” The singer, who died Saturday at 87, sent the songs as demos to Specialty Records. Soon he was having lunch with talent scout Robert “Bumps” Blackwell at a New […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society engages public with COVID-19 Archive, photography workshop, and video lectures

Lackawanna Historical Society engages public with COVID-19 Archive, photography workshop, and video lectures

From a press release: The past few months have proved to be a historic time that will undoubtedly be studied by scholars in the future. To make their jobs easier, the Lackawanna Historical Society has started the LHS COVID-19 Archive project, a virtual “instant archive” for members of the community to record their thoughts and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

See 1800s NEPA ‘Through the Photographer’s Lens’ at Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton on Sept. 22

See 1800s NEPA ‘Through the Photographer’s Lens’ at Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton on Sept. 22

From a press release: Old photos provide a fascinating glimpse of the past, proving the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Learn about turn-of-the-century photography and zoom in on popular historic photos with the Lackawanna Historical Society this Sunday, Sept. 22. At 2 p.m., local historian John Revak will host an illustrated […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Netflix releases Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ teaser trailer about NEPA hitman and crime family

VIDEO: Netflix releases Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ teaser trailer about NEPA hitman and crime family

In February, a commercial for “The Irishman” aired on television during the Oscars, but it simply confirmed that the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film would be coming to Netflix this fall without showing any footage, instead opting for a simple voiceover as bullet shells fell past the names of stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Look up and learn Scranton history with free guided walking tours downtown June 8-Sept. 21

Look up and learn Scranton history with free guided walking tours downtown June 8-Sept. 21

From a press release: Have you ever really looked closely at the buildings you pass by every day? If you’re interested in learning about the history and architecture of downtown Scranton, the Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours at 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer. These free tours will focus on the […]

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