NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Valerie Bertinelli traces NEPA family roots on TLC

Earlier this year, the Lackawanna Historical Society helped actress Valerie Bertinelli trace her family history, and now the results of their search will be aired on The Learning Channel on Aug. 13. Best known for her roles in “One Day at a Time,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Hot in Cleveland,” the 54-year-old actress and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Considering the city’s current reputation, it may be difficult to imagine Scranton without booze, but history buffs will take locals back to that dark time next month. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Slocum Hollow Historians will present “Scranton Dry,” a short play about Prohibition-era Scranton at the Lackawanna Historical Society, announced in a press release […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Lackawanna Historical Society hosts outdoor walking tours in downtown Scranton all summer

ARCHIVES: Lackawanna Historical Society hosts outdoor walking tours in downtown Scranton all summer

The city of Scranton has been through many changes over the years, but much of its architectural history still remains. The Lackawanna Historical Society will highlight many of these unique buildings in their summer walking tours of downtown Scranton, beginning June 5 and ending Oct. 30. The weekly tours begin every Saturday at 11 a.m. […]

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