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2018 Guided Walking towards of Scranton

July 2018
  • Guided Downtown Walking Tours Resume Have you ever really looked at the buildings you pass every day? If you’re interested in learning about the history and architecture of Downtown Scranton, the Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer. These free tours will focus on the architecture and history of some of the city’s beautiful commercial and residential buildings. Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown, including Courthouse Square, Lackawanna Avenue, the Gothic District, the lower portion of the Hill Section, and residential Green Ridge, Scranton’s first suburb.

    Tours are free, but reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the tour date. Call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 for more details and reservations

     

    Tours will then be offered on the following Saturday dates:

    July 7: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming

    July 21: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Jefferson & Linden

     

  • 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
  • Wed., July 25 Christmas in July -Summer Folly at the Circle Drive-In Benefits LHS. This Summer, the Lackawanna Historical Society will once again partner with the historic Circle Drive-In in Dickson City to present two themed movie nights. In July we will start off with the Christmas Vacation: In our Chirstmas in July, Local History Marketplace at the drive-in and meet some of your  favorite authors including Nick Petula, Gary Ryman, Jay Luke, S. Robert Powell, Ron Moskalczak, Gary Ryman and Stephanie Longo. Stay for a special showing of the holiday cult classic Christmas Vacation at dusk. Before movie starts, a character look-a-like contest will be held so be sure to come dressed as your favorite CV character! So put down your sun screen, sparklers and miniature American flags & get a jump on your local

    history holiday shopping and stay to for a classic movie at Dusk.

    Admission: $7 per person

     

     

August 2018
  • Guided Downtown Walking Tours Resume Have you ever really looked at the buildings you pass every day? If you’re interested in learning about the history and architecture of Downtown Scranton, the Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer. These free tours will focus on the architecture and history of some of the city’s beautiful commercial and residential buildings. Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown, including Courthouse Square, Lackawanna Avenue, the Gothic District, the lower portion of the Hill Section, and residential Green Ridge, Scranton’s first suburb.

    Tours are free, but reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the tour date. Call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 for more details and reservations

     

    Tours will then be offered on the following Saturday dates:

    Aug. 4: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.

    Aug. 18: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Jefferson & Linden

  • Thurs., Aug. 2, 6pm Gear Up for Groundhog Day Did you know that the first documented observance of Groundhog Day was in 1886, which is the same year that the LHS was founded! Join us as we mark the half-way point to Groundhog Day with a special showing at Dusk of the movie "Groundhog Day"! Check out the information displayed to how ancient myths and folklore about animals and weather resulted in the popular annual Pennsylvania event and discover how Punxsutaney Phil became a national treasure! Admission: $7 per person
  • Wed., Aug. 15, 5:30 pm Dine Lackawanna Take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us at Kol Steakhouse at the Hotel Anthracite 25 South Main St. Carbondale PA 18407 (570) 536-6020
  • Tues., Aug. 28, 7 pm Community Night with the Railriders
Sept 2018
  • Guided Downtown Walking Tours Resume Have you ever really looked at the buildings you pass every day? If you’re interested in learning about the history and architecture of Downtown Scranton, the Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer. These free tours will focus on the architecture and history of some of the city’s beautiful commercial and residential buildings. Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown, including Courthouse Square, Lackawanna Avenue, the Gothic District, the lower portion of the Hill Section, and residential Green Ridge, Scranton’s first suburb.

    Tours are free, but reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the tour date. Call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 for more details and reservations

     

    Tours will then be offered on the following Saturday dates:

     

    Sept. 8: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.

    Sept 22: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine

  • Sun., Sept. 16, 2 pm Book Signing of 'At Our Own Pace, Love, Life & Legendary Lackawanna Politics' book signing by Robert Pettinato at the Catlin House
  • Wed., Sept. 19, 5:30 pm Dine Lackawanna Take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us at Dooley’s Pub and Eatery 120 Oak St, Old Forge, PA 18518 (570) 585-5590

 

 


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