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Susquehanna Brewing Co. and LCHS pay historical tribute to brewmaster Charles Stegmaier

Susquehanna Brewing Co. and LCHS pay historical tribute to brewmaster Charles Stegmaier

From a press release: The Luzerne County Historical Society and the Susquehanna Brewing Co. are organizing a tribute to Charles Stegmaier on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the SBC Brewery in Pittston. Portrait of Charles Stegmaier For $30 for LCHS members or $35 for non-members, attendees can enjoy a variety of SBC’s […]

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Victorian ornament crafting, wassailing, and horse-drawn carriage rides at LHS in Scranton

Victorian ornament crafting, wassailing, and horse-drawn carriage rides at LHS in Scranton

From a press release: Get into the old-timey holiday spirit with a Victorian ornament-making workshop at the Lackawanna Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 30 at noon at the Catlin House in Scranton. The workshop will be led by Arlene O’Malley. Participants are asked to bring straight pins with red or white heads to make their […]

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Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

From a press release: Lackawanna Historical Society member and longtime volunteer John “Jack” G. Carling has recently released a new book, “50 Years a Bureaucrat, or How to Really Get the Job Done,” chronicling his 50 years of government service, including time with the Scranton Redevelopment Authority and PA Department of Community Affairs. He played […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts events on orphanage fire and railroad photos

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts events on orphanage fire and railroad photos

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society has announced two fall programs to benefit the Society in November. On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Society will host the premiere of a student documentary about the 1881 fire at that destroyed St. Patrick’s Orphanage. The program will be held in the auditorium at All Saints Academy […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Living history encampment, 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Co. A, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Living history encampment, 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Co. A, 09/21/14

The 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company A held a living history event at the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Civil War reenactment included drills, scenarios, the camp life of the soldiers, and a bake sale. The photos, taken by NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy, include interior and exterior shots of […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘Titanic: The Musical’ sings of history and real-life love, tragedy

‘Titanic: The Musical’ sings of history and real-life love, tragedy

We’ve heard the stories numerous times. We’ve seen the photos of the ship nestled at the bottom of the ocean, we could recognize the quartet of smoke stacks from miles away, and we have teared up over the final scenes in the film adaptations more times than we’d like to admit. And yet, we’ve never […]

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Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

From a press release: On Sunday, Oct. 5, author Paolo Battaglia will give a presentation on his new book, “Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress” at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). The program, which is free and […]

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Meet Civil War generals at the Catlin House in Scranton

Meet Civil War generals at the Catlin House in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will be hosting members of the Confederation of Union Generals on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception at the Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). The generals will return to Scranton Oct. 4 for a train ride to East Stroudsburg with […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site will hold ‘Fee Free Day’ on Aug. 25

Steamtown National Historic Site will hold ‘Fee Free Day’ on Aug. 25

From a press release: The National Park Service was created by The Organic Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. As it gears up for the centennial celebration in 2016, the Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 98th birthday of […]

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‘Scars and Stripes’ examines Waverly’s history as a fugitive slave community

‘Scars and Stripes’ examines Waverly’s history as a fugitive slave community

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society and the Waverly Community House will present “Scars & Stripes: The Remarkable Story of Waverly’s Black Civil War Soldiers” on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly). This multimedia presentation will be led by author and Waverly native […]