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Aug 2017
  • Sat., Aug 12 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Wed., Aug 16 Dine Lackawanna at Van Brunt Grill in Moscow. 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 Van Brunt Grill, 109 Van Brunt St., Moscow (570) 843-6666. Hope to see you there.
  • Sat., Aug 26 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Thurs., Aug 31 Movies at the Circle Drive-In, The Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate Steamtown's Railfest 2017 weekend with a special night at the Circle Drive-In on Route 6 in Dickson City on Thursday, August 31. Admission is $7, and gates open at 7 pm. Join the Lackawanna Historicial Society as we celebrate Steamtown's Railfest 2017 weekend with a special night at the Drive-In of some of our favorite train movies: "Unstoppable" and "Under Siege 2 Dark Territory." "Unstoppable" is a 2010 American disaster thriller film directed and produced by Tony Scott in his final film as directorbefore his death in 2012. The film stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The film, loosely based on the real-life CSX 8888 incident,tells the story of a runaway freight train and the two men who attempt to stop it. "Under Siege 2" is a 1995 American action film set on board a train traveling through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Los Angeles. Directed by Geoff Murphy, it stars Steven Seagal as the ex- Navy SEAL, Casey Ryback, and is the sequel to the 1992 film "Under Siege" The title refers to the railroading term that the subject train was travelling through dark territory, a section of railroad track that has no train signals and in which communications between train dispatchers and the engineers were impossible. For more information about this event, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com
Sept 2017
  • Wed., Sept 6 Marking Lattimer Massacre’s 120th, Join us at the Catlin House on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 pm as Bill Bachman, senior instructor of communications at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, presents a program on the Lattimer Massacre marking its 120th anniversary. His program will offer the retelling of the tragedy that occurred on September 10, 1897 near Hazleton, PA, which pitted coal company owners, the sheriff of Luzerne County and striking miners against each other, with a deadly outcome. Bachman will lead a discussion on the Lattimer Massacre and how it relates to current topics of our civil liberties, human rights, the justice system and the treatment of immigrant laborers in the U.S. today.
  • Sat., Sept 9 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Wed., Sept 20 Dine Lackawanna at TBA.
  • Sat., Sept 23 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.

 


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