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Apr 2017
  • Sat., Apr. 1, 10 am-1 pm Pysanky Workshop Returns Register now for the Pysanky Workshop at the Catlin House on Saturday, April 1st . The workshop, a two hour beginner class teaching the basic steps of making pysanky, will be led by Tammy Budnovitch with two sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Cost is $25 which includes all needed supplies. There will also be pysanky for sale as well as additional supplies. Space is limited, so please call us at 570-344-3841 to reserve yours today!
  • Sun., April 9, 2 pm Louisa May Alcott Join us on Sunday, April at 2 p.m. for a presentation by Louisa May Alcott as portrayed by Jennifer Ochman. Learn about Alcott's writings and her activities during and after the Civil War.
  • Wed., Apr. 19 Dine Lackawanna at Cafe Classico in Scranton 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 Cafe Classico, 1416 Mulberry St, Scranton Pa (570)346-9306. Hope to see you there. VOUCHER REQUIRED
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 6 pm to 8 pm Match Day Happy Hour at Lucchi Family Wine Cellar for more info click.
  • Sat., Apr. 22, 9 am Catlin House Spring Cleanup Do you have a green thumb? Join us, to clean up the grounds around the Catlin House and help us get ready for spring! Please bring your own gloves and small garden tools.
  • Sat., Apr. 22, 11 am-1 pm Vintage Clothing Sale ‘Looking to update your wardrobe with original throwback pieces?’  Join us at the Catlin House from 11 am to 1 pm. Sale includes deaccessioned items of baby clothing, women’s lingerie, shoes, capes and coats, and dresses from the late 1800s through the 1930s. Most clothing is in a wearable condition, although generally small sizes. Proceeds will support the preservation of LHS collections.
  • Sat., Apr. 22, 7 pm The 13th Annual Grand Civil War Ball will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Century Club. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m., with music by period band Spare Parts. Tickets are $35 for an individual or $60 for a couple. Period dress admired, but not required.
  • Sun., Apr. 23, 11 am Ragtime Brunch an elegant brunch, Downton-style, in the lobby of the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel featuring live music, Brunch is $27 per person, by Spare Parts and brunch by Carmen's 2.0 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, click for more info.
  • Wed., Apr. 26, 6:30 pm Pay It Forward Night At the Railriders, the Lackawanna Historical Society will be joining some of our Match Day partners for an exciting night of hometown baseball. Plan to join us in the bleachers to root on the RailRiders, and help us reach our Match Day goal! Tickets can be purchased from any of the participating non-profits including LHS, Make A Wish Greater PA & WV, Marley’s Mission, and Lacawac Santuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center.  Each organization will received a portion of the tickets sold plus, as part of the Railriders Pay It Forward Wednesday, all participating non-profits will receive a portion of the gate tickets sold that evening. Tickets are $10. Get yours by calling LHS at 570-344-3841 today!
  • Thurs., Apr. 27, 6 pm The Lackawanna Historical Society presents HISTORY MAKERS A new annual program to honor a Lackawanna County citizen who has made an impact on our history! at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, the Society will pay tribute to the late Chief Justice Michael Eagen as our first History Maker, with a special event to celebrate his life and achievements. Justice Eagan was elected Lackawanna County District Attorney at the age of 25 in 1932 and became a County Judge in 1941. Eighteen years later he was successfully elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In February of 1977 he became Chief Justice, the second from Lackawanna County. He served as Chief Justice until 1980. During his term, he oversaw the reorganization of the appellate court, one of many legacies from his time on the bench.Please RSVP by April 20 by calling 570-344-3841. 
  • Wed., Apr. 30, 2 pm Scranton’s Automotive Heritage Book Signing Join author Ron Moskalczak for a presentation and book signing for his book, Scranton’s Automotive Heritage. Learn more about everyday transportation in Scranton, from local car dealers to Maccar Truck, and even Hudson miniatures. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

 

May 2017
  • Wed., May 3, 11 am-1 pm Genealogy Connections program at the Abington Community Library to learn more about genealogical resources available at the Lackawanna Historical Society, Albright Library, and online sources that can help you fill in your family tree.
  • Fri., May 5, 2 pm Nepa Match Day Dont Forget to Donate! The Lackawanna Historical Society will be part of the NEPA Match Day collective, sponsored by the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Any donations received on this day will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Please remember to donate to the Society online or mail a check for Match Day, and support some of the many scheduled Match Day events, like Happy Hour at Lucchi Family Wine Cellars, Abington Community Library’s Communities Matter Day,or Pay It Forward Wednesday at the RailRiders.  Thank you for your support!
  • Sat., May 6, 5:30 pm “You Live Here, You Should Know This!”  Join us Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Slocum Hollow Bar at the Lodge at Montage Mountain for the return of the LHS local history game show! The defending champion Riverside School District returns, along with old favorites, the Azzarelli family, Scranton City Council, the Scranton Times-Tribune, and Senator John Blake. 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 with “action features!” Winners will have exclusive bragging rights for one whole year of holding the status of Local Lackawanna History Legends of Lore!
  • Wed., May. 17 Dine Lackawanna at Camelot Restaurant in Clarks Summit 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 Camelot Restaurant, 17 Johnson Road, Clarks Summit (570) 585-1430. Hope to see you there.

 


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