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Featured Events / Calendar


May 2022

Sun., May 15, 2pm -Early Wyoming Valley; in-person at Catlin House with Nancy and Mark Walker CANCELLED, TO BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE

 

Wed., May 18, 1 pm - Genealogy Forum in-person Italian Ancestr, registration is required contact LHS at 570-344-3841       


Wed., May 18 - Dine Lackawanna; Enjoy a night out and help support the society by dining out at Frank's Place 57 Jefferson St, Simpson, PA 18407 call 570-282-0159

 

Fri., May 20, 2 pm - Lackawanna Past Times; via Zoom, with Dale Keklock on Local Cemeteries. (Note: Lackawanna Past Times will return in Fall, but don't forget you can catch up on past episodes on our Youtube Channel)


Sat., May 28, 1 pm   PA State Marker Dedication in partnership with WCHS in Honesdale.

 

The schedule is subject to change to keep up with COVID-19 guidelines.

June 2022

June 1-5, Lackawanna County Heritage Fair at the Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd, Scranton, PA 18507; Join us for the Lackawanna County Heritage Fair. The fair which will take place from June 1-5 at Montage Mountain will celebrate Summer with an old fashioned family friendly carnival, where the $10 admission includes all the rides plus entrance into Montage Waterpark.

The Lackawanna Historical Society was invited to plan heritage-themed activities and has developed a full list of programming so it will not be short on local history!  In addition, many local heritage organization will offer displays and information about their work to tell our story. Our tentative Heritage Program Schedule includes the following themes (for full Heritage Programing Schedule Click Here).:

LAND:  Wednesday, June 1, 4 pm to 6 pm

HISTORY:  Thursday, June 2, 4 pm to 6 pm

PEOPLE:  Friday, June 3, Noon to 8pm

INDUSTRY:  Saturday, June 4, Noon to 6pm 

TRANSPORTATION:  Sunday, June 5, noon to 6 pm

 

Thru., June 2, 6pm, “You Live Here; You Should Know This!” Returns LIVE!, at Montage Mountain; Can you identify Scranton architectural landmarks? Do you know what natural feature originally covered Courthouse Square? Do you know when Lackawanna County was founded? Play along with the Society’s 13th annual “You Live Here; You Should Know This!” local history game show and find out! The games will be played LIVE on Thursday, June 1 at 6 pm at the Lackawanna County Heritage Fair at Montage Mountain and streamed on ECTV’s YouTube channel. Created and hosted by Valley View and Riverside High School students, the games are played on eight teams answering fast-paced Jeopardy-style questions about people, places, and events in Lackawanna County.  This year, contestants include administrators and faculty from Riverside School District, Evie McNulty, Laurie Cadden, Judge Margie Moyle, Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, Lackawanna County Heritage Fair planners, and more. Winners will receive bragging rights for one year as “Local History Legends of Lore!” Please note there is a $10 admision for Lackawanna County Heritage Fair to attend this event.

 

Sat., June 11, 11 am, Architectural Walking Tours to Begins, in June We’re excited to announce the return of our summer walking tours! These free guided tours provide local residents and visitors with a chance to learn more about Downtown Scranton’s magnificent architecture. A new tour this year will meet at the Radisson Lackawanna Station and discuss the business district on Lackawanna Avenue and spotlight the former red-light district! Tours are scheduled for Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.Tours are limited to ten people; please call the Society at 570-344-3841 for reservations. Join us to learn more about your community and get some fresh air! 

 

Tours are scheduled for Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.Tours are limited to ten people; please call the Society at 570-344-3841 for reservations. Join us to learn more about your community and get some fresh air!    

June 11: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

June 25: meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station, 700 Lackawanna Ave.

July 9: meet at Courthouse Square, cor. N. Washington & Linden

July 23: meet Elm Park Church, cor. Linden and Jefferson

Aug. 6: meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station, 700 Lackawanna Ave.

Aug 20: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

Sept. 10: meet at Courthouse Square, cor. N. Washington & Linden     

 

Tues., June 14, 7 pm - Underground Railroad in-person with Sherman and Cindy Wooden


Wed., June 15- Dine Lackawanna; Enjoy a night out and help support the society by dining out at Camelot 17 Johnson Rd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Call 570-585-1430 to make your reservations today.


POSTPONED to June 21st   --- Thurs., June 16, Dusk -Throwback Thursday at the Circle “Jaws” at the Circle Drive-In 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, Scranton, PA 18508


Sat., June 18, 7:30 pm - Forest Hill Cemetery Paranormal Investigation by Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours Register at wyomingvalleyghosttours.com 


Sat., June 18, June 25, July 9 & 16  Genealogy Forum Workshop workshop is a total of 4 days details more information Coming soon

 

Fri., June 24, 6 pm - Meet the Civil War Generals at the Waverly Comm 115 N Abington Rd, Waverly, Pa. Click Here.


Sat., June 25, 6pm - Civil War Ball at the Waverly Comm 1115 N Abington Rd, Waverly, Pa. Click Here.


Sun., June 26, 10 am - Beyond the Hill Tour Click more information.

 

The schedule is subject to change to keep up with COVID-19 guidelines.

 

July 2022

Architectural Walking Tours Continues; These free guided tours provide local residents and visitors with a chance to learn more about Downtown Scranton’s magnificent architecture. A new tour this year will meet at the Radisson Lackawanna Station and discuss the business district on Lackawanna Avenue and spotlight the former red-light district! Tours are scheduled for Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.Tours are limited to ten people; please call the Society at 570-344-3841 for reservations. Join us to learn more about your community and get some fresh air! 

 

Tours are scheduled for Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.Tours are limited to ten people; please call the Society at 570-344-3841 for reservations. Join us to learn more about your community and get some fresh air!    

July 9: meet at Courthouse Square, cor. N. Washington & Linden

July 23: meet Elm Park Church, cor. Linden and Jefferson

Aug. 6: meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station, 700 Lackawanna Ave.

Aug 20: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

Sept. 10: meet at Courthouse Square, cor. N. Washington & Linden     

 

Wed., July 20 - Dine Lackawanna; Enjoy a night out and help support the society by dining out at Dine Lackawanna at Delish On Main 1416 Mulberry St., Scranton 254 N Main St, Moscow 570-848-2204.

 

Thurs., July 28, Dusk -Throwback Thursday at the Circle “Christmas Vacation” at the Circle Drive-In 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, Scranton, PA 18508

 

The schedule is subject to change to keep up with COVID-19 guidelines.

 

August 2022

Architectural Walking Tours Continues; These free guided tours provide local residents and visitors with a chance to learn more about Downtown Scranton’s magnificent architecture. A new tour this year will meet at the Radisson Lackawanna Station and discuss the business district on Lackawanna Avenue and spotlight the former red-light district! Tours are scheduled for Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.Tours are limited to ten people; please call the Society at 570-344-3841 for reservations. Join us to learn more about your community and get some fresh air! 

 

Tours are scheduled for Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.Tours are limited to ten people; please call the Society at 570-344-3841 for reservations. Join us to learn more about your community and get some fresh air!    

Aug. 6: meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station, 700 Lackawanna Ave.

Aug 20: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

Sept. 10: meet at Courthouse Square, cor. N. Washington & Linden     

 

Thurs., Aug 18, Dusk -Throwback Thursday at the Circle “Championship Season” at the Circle Drive-In 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, Scranton, PA 18508

 

The schedule is subject to change to keep up with COVID-19 guidelines.