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April 2018
  • Wed., Apr. 4, 7 pm Vintage Dance Workshops - Interested in dancing but not sure how? A dance workshop, led by John and Jenn Ochman, will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 7 pm - 9 pm at The Leonard, 335 Adams Avenue, Scranton. Participants will learn basic period dance steps, including the waltz and reel. Tickets for the workshop are $10 per person or $15 per couple. Click for more Info.
  • Tues., April 10, 7 pm Civil War Roundtable -“A Narrative Tour of Appomattox” presented by Bill Burnell. The Lackawanna Historical Society hosts a monthly Civil War Roundtable, open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era 1861/1865. The Roundtable meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, at 7 p.m. Yearly membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families. Click for more Info.
  • Sat., Apr 14, Noon Vintage Clothing and Accessory Sale - The Society will hold a vintage clothing and accessory sale on Saturday, April 14 from noon – 2 pm at the Catlin House. The sale will feature deaccessioned items from the LHS collection, including men's and children's clothing, women's dresses, and accessories including handbags, fans, and feathers. Proceeds will be used to maintain objects in the LHS collection.
  • Sat., Apr. 14, 7 pm 14th Annual Grand Civil War Ball at the Century Club. Click for more Info.
  • Sun., Apr. 15,11 am to 2 pm Ragtime Brunch at Carmen’s at the Radisson Click for more Info.
  • Wed., Apr. 18 Dine Lackawanna - to take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us at Marzoni’s 26 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic (570) 342-7027
  • Thurs., Apr. 26, 5 pm Curator's Talk & Cocktails -A recent exhibit guest curated by LHS volunteer Tom Cipriano celebrates the heyday of Scranton's popular Hotel Casey, once "the place to be" for holidays and special events. Currently on display in the Post Office building on N. Washington Avenue, the exhibit uses china, silvers, photos, and other items on loans from the collection of Brian Salak as well as some pieces from the Society's collection. Join us for a Curator's Talk to learn more about the history of the Hotel Casey on Thursday, April 26 at 5 pm at the Post Office building, followed by a happy hour with a special theme cocktail and snacks at P.J.'s 1910 Pub at the Hilton Hotel, across from the former location of the Hotel Casey. Call the Society at (570) 344-3841 for reservations.
May 2018
  • Sat., May 5, 6 pm You Live Here, You Should Know This! - Join us Saturday, May 5 at 6 pm at the Slocum Hollow Bar at the Lodge at Montage Mountain for the return of the LHS local history game show! Some of this year's players will include 2015 champion team member Dominick Azzarelli, local author Stephanie Longo, Senator John Blake, State Representative Sid Kavulich, Scranton City Council Member Wayne Evans, and everyone's favorite rail fan Dom Keating.
    The games will continue in a fast-and-furious Jeopardy! style, testing contestants' knowledge of local people, places, and events. Watch for surprise new categories and special speed rounds! Winners will have exclusive bragging rights for one whole year of holding the status of Local Lackawanna History Legends of Lore!
  • Tues., May 8, 7pm Civil War Roundtable -“Civil War Ancestors” (participants are invited to share the story of their ancestors)The Lackawanna Historical Society hosts a monthly Civil War Roundtable, open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era 1861/1865. The Roundtable meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, at 7 p.m. Yearly membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families.
  • Wed., May 9, 7 pm Historic Moxie Mammas - March may be Women's History Month, but May is Mom's Month! On Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm, Speaker, Coach and Photographer Cheryl Kaiser will present Historic Moxie Mammas as a tribute to inspiring Historic Mothers. Cheryl will be spotlighting historical, bold mothers who made an impact on our society, women's rights, culture and way of thinking. Each example sure to be an inspiration and empower everyone who attends. Cheryl Kaiser is a professional photographer-turned women's empowerment coach. She strives to empower women to recognize and embrace the strength and boldness each of us was born with - our Moxie. Cheryl is the founder of The Moxie Sisterhood, an online community of women she serves as a coach, individually, with workshops, retreats, keynotes, and talks
  • Wed., May 16 Dine Lackawanna- Take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us at New Café at Greystone Gardens 829 Old State St., Clarks Summit (570) 319-9111
  • Friday, May 18, 6 pm An Evening of Wine and Whimsy - Want to take a tour of some of the Hill Section's most beautiful "houses" without having to move to more than one location? Then join us on May 18 for a utterly unique experience in Scranton's Hill Section, when we present An Evening of Wine & Whimsy! A unique fund raising program has been planned by LHS trustees Jeff Kiefer, Elaine Shepard, Dalida O'Malley and President Michael Gilmartin with Society member Torrie Mattes. The event will offer participants a chance to see some amazing antique doll houses displayed in one of Scranton's Hill Section's stately homes at 612 Clay Avenue. Join us on May 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm for a wine and cheese reception hosted by Torrie Mattes to view the miniature marvels and learn more about their creators and collectors. Ms. Mattes is excited to share her collection with the Society and we are sure the evening will delight all who attend. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the Groove Berries. The cost for the reception is $50 for non-members and $45 for LHS members. As a membership incentive, anyone who joins when registering will receive a $10 discount. Space is limited so reserve early! Make and send payment to: Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510
  • May 28 -June 2,2018 International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art click for more details.
June 2018
  • Tues., June 12, 7pm Civil War Roundtable - Roundtable discussion: The Seven Days Campaign and Frayser’s Farm.The Lackawanna Historical Society hosts a monthly Civil War Roundtable, open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era 1861/1865. The Roundtable meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, at 7 p.m. Yearly membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families.
  • Wed., June 20 Dine Lackawanna- Take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us 3 Jacks Burger Bar 233 E. Drinker St., Dunmore (570) 955-5137
July 2018
  • Tues., July 10, 7pm Civil War Roundtable -Roundtable discussion: Common Conduct of War.The Lackawanna Historical Society hosts a monthly Civil War Roundtable, open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era 1861/1865. The Roundtable meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, at 7 p.m. Yearly membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families.
  • Sat., July 14, Noon to 3pm Children's Day - Looking for a fun activity for your children and grandchildren? Join us for Children's Day at the Catlin House on Saturday, July 14 from noon - 3 pm. Activities will be presented throughout the day and include: the Slocum Hollow mural project, hands-on crafts, an archeological display, games and toys from the past, glitter tattoos, and pony rides! This free event is part of the Lackawanna County Library System's Summer Reading Club.
  • Wed., July 18 Dine Lackawanna- Take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us at State Street. Grill 114 S. State St, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 (570) 585-5590

 

 


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