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Sept 2016
  • Thurs., Sept 1, Dusk: Retro Movie Night:Train Double Feature-The Train/ Runaway Train for $8 at the Circle Drive-In.
  • Wed., Sept 7, 6pm: Documentary Premiere - Lackawanna Life Through the Looking Glass at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue Scranton. Celebrate the 130th anniversary of the founding the Lackawanna Historical Society.
  • Wed., Sept 21:  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 Mansour's Market 969 Prescott Ave Scranton call 570-341-6673. Hope to see you there.
  • Thurs, Sept 29: Annual Dinner: The 100th Anniversary of the Women's Institute Historical Society Annual Dinner Program announced! Foundations: Mary Brooks Picken, Vice President and Director of Instruction for the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences Presented by Dr. Catherine Amoroso Leslie On Thursday, September 29 at 6 pm, the LHS Annual Dinner will celebrate the centennial of the Women's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences with a special program at Scranton Prep, the original home of the Institute. Lackawanna history enthusiasts are well-aware of the prominent accomplishments and important contributions of Mary Brooks Picken (1886-1981) and the Woman's Institute for the advancement of women in the United States. Dr. Catherine Amoroso Leslie has been researching and writing a biography of the pioneer sewing educator and fashion expert, Mary Brooks Picken, for the past ten years. Her presentation will explore Mrs. Picken's family roots, education and teaching experiences and the serendipitous connections, that brought Picken to Scranton to spearhead "the largest women's educational institution in the world," where she touched the lives of thousands. Dr. Leslie is a the faculty member of Kent State University's Fashion School where she teaches History of Costume and Historic Textiles along with serving as Graduate Studies Coordinator. Dinner will be catered by The Epicurean Delight and tickets are $50 per person. Invitations will be mailed in August but reservations are open now!


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