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Nov 2015


  • Tues., Nov., 3, 6 pm ICS Exhibit and Lecture, LHS Trustee Bill Conlogue will give a presentation about the history of ICS at a reception for the new exhibit at Weinberg Memorial Library when Thomas Foster founded the International Correspondence Schools (ICS) in Scranton in 1895, he was providing courses to help coal miners with limited English pass required safety exams. By 1930, more than four million students had enrolled in the school's various technical courses. As educational opportunities increased, the school changed hands a number of times, and is currently operated by Penn Foster. In 2002, the University of Scranton's Weinberg Memorial Library received a donation of ICS materials. A new exhibit, using ICS marketing materials, will highlight the history of the school. . The exhibit will be on display in the Weinberg Library's fifth floor Heritage Room through Friday, December 11.

  • Fri., Nov. 6, 6 pm Ros-al Antique Expo Preview Cocktail party at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Meadow Ave., Scranton $25 donation to benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society.

  • Sat. & Sun., Nov. 7-8 Ros-al Antique Expo at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Meadow Ave., Scranton

  • Tues., Nov. 17, 6 pm Scranton book signing by Cheryl Kashuba & Roger DuPuis

  • Wed., Nov. 18 Dine Lackawanna at JJ Bridjes Want to take a night off from cooking, and support the Lackawanna Historical Society at the same time? Dine Lackawanna is a popular success!

    Call JJ Bridjes, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit 570-586-8833

    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. Hope to see you there!

  • Sun., Nov. 22, 2 pm Visiting Nurse Association lecture & display at the Catlin House to mark their 120-year history in Lackawanna County. The program will provide an overview of the agency’s history and years of service, and a look forward to the future. A display of historical photos of the Visiting Nurses Association as well as vintage uniforms will also be on exhibit. This program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there to help celebrate this landmark anniversary!

  • Sun., Nov. 29, noon Ornament Workshop at the Catlin House Join us on Sunday, November 29 at Noon for a Victorian ornament-making workshop led by Arlene O'Malley to get a jump on your holiday decorating!

Dec 2015


  • Fri., Dec. 11, 7 pm Holiday Open House at the Catlin House will be open to the public at 7 pm for more Christmas festivities. Wassail and sweet treats, stories and games will be part of this old-fashioned Christmas celebration. Come join us!
  • Sun., Dec 20, 6 pm Holiday Party at the Rossetti Home at 1005 Vine St. in Scranton Donations benefit the Society. Also, tours of the house will offered all day starting at noon.
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