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‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history and paranormal activities Sept. 17-Oct. 29

‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history and paranormal activities Sept. 17-Oct. 29

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, as well as findings from past paranormal investigations. Tours will be given on […]

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Free Scranton history walking tours add ‘red-light district’ tour, run June 5-Sept. 10

Free Scranton history walking tours add ‘red-light district’ tour, run June 5-Sept. 10

From a press release: As summer approaches (however slowly), the Lackawanna Historical Society is preparing for the return of its architectural walking tours of downtown Scranton in June. Visitors can learn more about Scranton’s impressive building stock, and residents can be tourists in their hometown and learn more about the neighborhoods they pass by every […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

From a press release: Can you identify Scranton architectural landmarks? Do you know what natural feature originally covered Courthouse Square? Play along with the Lackawanna Historical Society’s 12th annual local history game show, “You Live Here, You Should Know This,” hosted virtually by Electric City Television. The first two rounds of the game will begin […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society looks back on ‘Past Times’ in virtual lecture series Feb. 12-April 23

Lackawanna Historical Society looks back on ‘Past Times’ in virtual lecture series Feb. 12-April 23

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton will continue its winter “Lackawanna Past Times” virtual lecture series on Zoom into the spring. “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 […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society shares student photojournalism documenting pandemic on Feb. 14

Lackawanna Historical Society shares student photojournalism documenting pandemic on Feb. 14

From a press release: On Valentine’s Day, the Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton will present a virtual love letter to the community and debut “Every Picture Tells a Story,” a photojournalism project capturing Northeastern Pennsylvania during quarantine. A short Zoom meeting and video premiere will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. to […]

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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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Lackawanna Historical Society celebrates Joe Biden’s Scranton roots with exhibit and lecture on Jan. 13

Lackawanna Historical Society celebrates Joe Biden’s Scranton roots with exhibit and lecture on Jan. 13

From a press release: As part of the “Project 46” celebration of President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration on Jan. 20, the Lackawanna Historical Society will feature programs highlighting his ties to Scranton. A special “Lackawanna Past Times” lecture on the Biden family roots will be held by Tim Hinton via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 13 […]

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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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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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