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May 2016
  • Wed., May 18:  Dine Lackawanna Want to take a night off from cooking, and support the Lackawanna Historical Society at the same time? This fundraiser is hosted each month at a different local restaurant, and gives you the chance to enjoy a fabulous meal chosen from a great menu at one of the area’s premiere dining locations, and a portion of night’s proceeds benefit LHS.  This month join us we Dine Lackawanna at Palazzo 53, 53 S Main St Pittston. Hope to see you there! 570-299-7571
  • Sat., May 28, 11am: Downtown walking tours begin!

    Join us this summer for free guided Downtown walking tours, highlighting some of Scranton’s rich architectural history. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m., rain or shine. Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown, including Courthouse Square, Lackawanna Avenue, the Gothic District, and the lower portion of the Hill Section.

    May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 17:
    meet at corner Linden St. & N. Washington Ave.

    June 4, July 9, Aug. 6, Sept. 24:
    meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming

    June 11, July 16, Aug. 13, Sept. 10:
    meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine

    June 18, July 23, Aug. 20:
    meet at Elm Park Church, corner Linden & Jefferson

    Thanks to our friends at POSH, tour participants will receive a special discount!
    Reservations are requested; please call the Society at 570-344-3841.

 

June 2016
  • Fri., June 10 6pm:  Ros-Al Antiques “Great Summer Expo” Preview Party
    The Society will once again team up with Ros-Al Antiques and Floral for their “Great Summer Expo” antique show at the Four Points Sheraton on Meadow Ave. A Preview Party benefitting the Society will be held Friday, June 10 from 6-8 pm.
  • Sat. & Sun. June 11-12 Ros-Al Antiques “Great Summer Expo” The show will continue Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Dealers from all over the east coast will be selling a variety of treasures for all collectors including books, lamps, pottery, country pieces, art and vintage jewelry. This year, Linda Roller, owner of Liberty Book Shop in Avis, PA, will present brief seminars about book collecting and appraisal. The sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day.  Join us for the preview party, or stop by during the weekend to find new treasures or learn about book collecting!
  • Wed., June 15:  Dine Lackawanna Want to take a night off from cooking, and support the Lackawanna Historical Society at the same time? This fundraiser is hosted each month at a different local restaurant, and gives you the chance to enjoy a fabulous meal chosen from a great menu at one of the area’s premiere dining locations, and a portion of night’s proceeds benefit LHS.  This month join us we Dine Lackawanna at JJ Bridjes, 925 Northern Blvd., S. Abington Twp. . Hope to see you there! 570-586-8833
  • Fri. June 24, 7pm: Wigle Whiskey Tasting at the Catlin House! The Society is pleased to announce a new partnership with Wigle Distillery in Pittsburgh, a small-batch craft distillery that uses local organic grains in their spirits. Join us for a presentation on Pennsylvania whiskey by Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle, and a sampling of three Wigle spirits, including rye, gin, and small-batch “experimental whims.” Tasting will be at the Lackawanna Historical Society, $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.  Space is limited and reservations are required, so call us today at 570-344-3841!
July 2016
  • Sat., July 16, Noon-3pm: Children's Day The Society is pleased to announce a new partnership with Wigle Distillery in Pittsburgh, a small-batch craft distillery that uses local organic grains in their spirits. Join us for a presentation on Pennsylvania whiskey by Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle, and a sampling of three Wigle spirits, including rye, gin, and small-batch “experimental whims.” Tasting will be at the Lackawanna Historical Society, $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.  Space is limited and reservations are required, so call us today at 570-344-3841!
  • Wed., July 27, 6pm: “Labor Unrest in Scranton” Book Signing Join local authors Margo and Marnie Azzarelli for a book signing for their new book “Labor Unrest in Scranton” on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 pm at the Catlin House. The book looks at the 1877 strike and riot and 1902 Great Anthracite Coal Strike, as well as other struggles and their lasting legacy on labor relations. The authors will make brief remarks, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. Call for reservations.
Aug 2016
  • Tues., Aug 16: Community Night at the RailRiders: The Lackawanna Historical Society will once again be partnering with the RailRiders baseball team to be the Community Organization of the Night on Tuesday, August 16. The Lackawanna County Commissioners generously donated the use of their private box at the stadium for the evening. LHS will be selling tickets to watch the game from the box. A limited number of tickets are available, so call us at 570-344-3841 today to make your reservation! We hope to see you for this fun community event
Sept 2016
  • Sept 23-25: September Bus Trip to Newport The Society is looking to bring back its bus trips! We’re hoping to take a trip to Newport, RI September 23-25. The $329 cost includes tours of historic mansions, a tour around Newport, breakfast and one dinner, and hotel accommodations. We need a minimum number by mid-July; please let us know if you are interested!
 

 

 
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