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Oct 2017
  • Thurs. - Sat., Oct. 12-14 Pennsylvania Historical Association Conference LHS is pleased to be hosting the PHA annual meeting in Scranton on October 12-14. Eighteen panels will present topics that relate this year's theme, Public Histories of the Mid-Atlantic, to explore the many ways in which the public engages with the past. Three keynote speakers will explore the theme at a lunch program with PHMC Chair Nancy Moses who will discuss her latest book, Stolen Smuggled, Sold: How Cultural Object Reveal Historical Events; a dinner program at Steamtown National Historic Site with "Living Landscape Observer" Editor, and former coordinator of National Heritage Areas, Brenda Barrett who will present Public History in Action - Pennsylvania Style; and a concluding lunch program Dimensions of Philadelphia's History by urban and social historian Roger Simon. To add to the weekend, the Society will conduct a special Friday the 13th Scranton After Dark walking tour following the dinner program, and many of our local partners will offer free admission or special tours to conference attendees on the final day to encourage participants to stay and explore the city.
  • More details can be found at https://pa-history.org/meeting/2017/.

     

  • Wed., Oct. 18 Dine Lackawanna at Sidel's Restaurant. 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 Sidel's Restaurant (570) 343-6544. Hope to see you there.
  • Wed., Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30pm Genealogy Workshop Childrens Library, Computer Learning Lab, 520 Vine Street, Scranton Learn how to discover you ancestors at this beginners Genealogy Workshop. Reference Librarians and Sarah Piccini from the Lackawanna County Historical Society will be lead the workshop on area resources on searching your family tree. Call 570-348-3000 ext. 3038 to RSVP.
  • Fri., Oct. 20 Take a Spooky Stroll for Halloween $5 per person Reservations are required, On Friday, October 20 at 6:30 pm the Lackawanna Historical Society’s haunted walking tour returns for the Halloween season! Join the Society for a guided walking tour around Downtown Scranton for tales of mayhem and mysterious happenings at some of your favorite places. The tour will meet at the Society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, and the walk will take about 1.5 hours. Join us to learn more about Scranton’s perfidious past!
  • Sun., Oct. 22, 2pm An Afternoon with Buffalo Bill, An American Story; On Sunday, October 22 at 2 pm, the Society will present Tom Jordan in the one-man show, Buffalo Bill, An American Story. The program will feature Mr. Jordan as Buffalo Bill in full costume telling stories of his youth on the plains as a wagon teamster, Pony Express rider and Army scout, as well as experiences with the Buffalo Bill Combination and Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows. Members may recall the article, When Buffalo Bill's Wild West Played Scranton by Willis Conover that was published in a 2012 LHS Journal (Vol. 42, No. 4) detailing the show's runs in Scranton. As Buffalo Bill Mr. Jordan will also reminisce about his friends Wild Bill Hickok, Sitting Bull, George Armstrong Custer and others. The program is free and open to the public.
  • Wed., Oct. 25, 6 pm President Roosevelt is coming to Scranton! LHS Dinner Marks 115th Anniversary of the Anthracite Coal Strike On October 25, the Society will host its annual dinner at the Radisson Lackawanna Station in Scranton at 5:30 pm with a very special guest, President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt, as portrayed by nationally recognized interpreter Gibert "Gib" H. Young, Jr. of Huntington, Indiana, he will discuss the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902 and also be available during the cocktail hour to chat with guests and to pose for photographs. The Society is grateful to Prudential for its early sponsorship for this event. Call 570-344-3841 for more information.
Nov 2017
  • Sun., Nov. 12, 2pm Battle of the Bulge Program Honors Local Veteran LHS Member James Dougher will present a lecture on the Battle of the Bulge at the Catlin House on Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm with a special focus on Dr. Joseph Schectman, a Lackawanna County podiatrist who as a member of the 3rd Battalion 424th Infantry Regiment 106th Infantry Division was trapped during the deadly battle north of Bastogne, and was able to escape with the help of the 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Dougher spent countless hours interviewing Dr. Schectman to tell his story which led to a presentation by Pennsylvania Congressman Cartwright of nine medals honoring Dr. Schectman's wartime service, including the Bronze Star of Valor, "for fearlessly running messages as the U.S. 106th Infantry Division was under massive assault by Nazi Panzer Divisions". Dr. Schectman passed away on October 18, 2016 and the Society was honored when his widow, Harriet Schectman donated some of his WWII collection this past Spring
  • Wed., Nov. 15 Dine Lackawanna at Posh @ the Scranton Club. 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 Sidel's Restaurant (570) 955-5890. Hope to see you there.
Dec 2017
  • Fri., Dec. 8 Holiday Open House at the Catlin House Details TBA

 


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