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2018 Guided Walking towards of Scranton

May 2018
  • Sat., May 5, 6 pm You Live Here, You Should Know This! - Join us Saturday, May 5 at 6 pm at the Slocum Hollow Bar at the Lodge at Montage Mountain for the return of the LHS local history game show! Some of this year's players will include 2015 champion team member Dominick Azzarelli, local author Stephanie Longo, Senator John Blake, State Representative Sid Kavulich, Scranton City Council Member Wayne Evans, and everyone's favorite rail fan Dom Keating.
    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 and special speed rounds! Winners will have exclusive bragging rights for one whole year of holding the status of Local Lackawanna History Legends of Lore!
  • Tues., May 8, 7pm Civil War Roundtable -“Civil War Ancestors” (participants are invited to share the story of their ancestors)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.
  • Wed., May 9, 7 pm Historic Moxie Mammas - March may be Women's History Month, but May is Mom's Month! On Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm, Speaker, Coach and Photographer Cheryl Kaiser will present Historic Moxie Mammas as a tribute to inspiring Historic Mothers. Cheryl will be spotlighting historical, bold mothers who made an impact on our society, women's rights, culture and way of thinking. Each example sure to be an inspiration and empower everyone who attends. Cheryl Kaiser is a professional photographer-turned women's empowerment coach. She strives to empower women to recognize and embrace the strength and boldness each of us was born with - our Moxie. Cheryl is the founder of The Moxie Sisterhood, an online community of women she serves as a coach, individually, with workshops, retreats, keynotes, and talks
  • Wed., May 16 Dine Lackawanna- Take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us at New Café at Greystone Gardens 829 Old State St., Clarks Summit (570) 319-9111
  • Friday, May 18, 6 pm An Evening of Wine and Whimsy - Want to take a tour of some of the Hill Section's most beautiful "houses" without having to move to more than one location? Then join us on May 18 for a utterly unique experience in Scranton's Hill Section, when we present An Evening of Wine & Whimsy! A unique fund raising program has been planned by LHS trustees Jeff Kiefer, Elaine Shepard, Dalida O'Malley and President Michael Gilmartin with Society member Torrie Mattes. The event will offer participants a chance to see some amazing antique doll houses displayed in one of Scranton's Hill Section's stately homes at 612 Clay Avenue. Join us on May 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm for a wine and cheese reception hosted by Torrie Mattes to view the miniature marvels and learn more about their creators and collectors. Ms. Mattes is excited to share her collection with the Society and we are sure the evening will delight all who attend. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the Groove Berries. The cost for the reception is $50 for non-members and $45 for LHS members. As a membership incentive, anyone who joins when registering will receive a $10 discount. Space is limited so reserve early! Make and send payment to: Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510
  • May 30 Guided Downtown Walking Tours Resume 
  • 10 am: meet at Lackawanna College, Corner N. Washington

    3 pm: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming

    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.Tour is 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

June 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

     

    Special Weekday day tours

    Fri., June 1, 10 am: Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine

    Fri. June 1, 3 pm: George Washington statue, corner N. Washington and Linden

     

    Tours will then be offered on the following Saturday dates:

    June 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine

    June 23: meet at George Washington statue, corner N. Washington and Linden


  • Sun., June 10, 2 pm  Italians of Lackawanna County book signing by Stephanie Longo at the Catlin House

  • Tues., June 12, 7pm Civil War Roundtable - Roundtable discussion: The Seven Days Campaign and Frayser’s Farm.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.
  • Wed., June 20 Dine Lackawanna- Take a night off from cooking and support the Lackawanna Historical Society join us 3 Jacks Burger Bar 233 E. Drinker St., Dunmore (570) 955-5137
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
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

     

  • 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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