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June 2017
  • Sat., June 3 Don't miss the Society's tent at Arts on Fire on Saturday, June 3 to meet your favorite local authors and purchase signed copies of their books. Authors will be there throughout the day: 10am-11am: Gary Ryman, Mayday, Fire in His Bones 11am– 12 pm: Nick Petula, Forgotten Hero: Life, Letters, and Diaries of Ezra Griffin 12 pm– 1 pm: Stephanie Longo, Italians in NEPA 1pm– 2pm: Cheryl Kashuba, Scranton: Images of Modern America 2pm– 3pm: Joe Klapatch, History of Scranton Fire Dept. 3pm– 4pm: Margo and Marnie Azzarelli, Lackawanna County Chronicles, and more!
  • Sat., June 10 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    June 10: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
    June 24: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Jefferson and Linden
    July 15: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    July 29: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Sun., June 11, 2 pm A presentation on "Clarks Summit: A Narrative," a local history book recently edited and updated by Warren Watkins, Charles Kumpas, Dennis Martin, and Shirley Eagen.
  • Sun., June 18, 2 pm A lecture on Dr Charles David Keeling and The Keeling Curve By John Clarke at the Catlin House. David Keeling (1928-2005) whose pioneering work on carbon dioxide gave the world its first early warnings about the dangers of human induced global warming. The Keeling Curve is a graph which plots the ongoing change in concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere since the 1950s.
  • Thurs., June 20– July 31 Lou Shapiro, Artist: Architectural Drawing exhibit at the Catlin House.
  • Wed., June 21 Dine Lackawanna at The New Cafe at Grestone Gardens in Clarks Summit.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 The New Cafe at Greystone Gardens, 829 Old State Road, Clarks Summit (570) 319-9111. Hope to see you there.
  • Friday., June 23 7pm the 2017 Historic Hill House Tour’s - Pre-Tour Cocktail Party honoring this year’s homeowners will be hosted by Joe and Fran Garvey on Friday, June 23 at 7 pm at their home at 919 N. Irving Avenue.  The cost of the Pre-Tour Party is $45 and reservations are appreciated. Combo tickets for the Pre-Tour Party and the tour can be purchased for $60.
  • Sat., June 24 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    June 24: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Jefferson and Linden
    July 15: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    July 29: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Sun., June 25, 11am -4pm 2017 Historic Hill House Tour which includes several private homes. Join us to promote the city’s diverse history and highlight its wonderful architecture as each site on the tour offers an interesting glimpse of the city’s history and some of the amazing individuals who lived here. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see some of the Hill’s most beautiful homes including: the Kelly residence at 530 Clay Avenue, the Mammano residence at 811 Clay Avenue, the Galbraith and Boland residence at 1128 Myrtle Street, the Reif residence at 844 Taylor Avenue, and the Lake residence at 809 Taylor Avenue. As always, free trolley rides will be provided to all sites on the tour throughout the day. Tour tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or on the day of the tour for $30.
  • Wed., June 28, 7pm A Presentation by Tom Pitz portraying Thomas Jefferson: Join us as we travel back in time 200 hundred years and meet Thomas Jefferson as he reminisces about events in his life leading up to the Declaration of Independence.
July 2017
  • Sat., July 15 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    July 15: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    July 29: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Wed., July 19 Dine Lackawanna at Old Brooke Inn, Springbrook Twp. 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 Olde Brooke Inn 1034 Rt 307, Springbrook Twp (570) 843-6548. Hope to see you there. Click HERE for Voucher.
  • Sat., July 29 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    July 29: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library,
    Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library,
    Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
Aug 2017
  • Sat., Aug 12 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Wed., Aug 16 Dine Lackawanna at Van Brunt Grill in Moscow. 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 Van Brunt Grill, 109 Van Brunt St., Moscow (570) 843-6666. Hope to see you there.
  • Sat., Aug 26 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.

 

Sept 2017

  • Sat., Sept 9 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Aug. 12: meet at Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St.
    Aug. 26: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St. & Wyoming Ave.
    Sept. 9: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.
  • Wed., Sept 20 Dine Lackawanna at TBA.
  • Sat., Sept 23 Guided downtown walking tours are back this summer! Take a stroll to learn about the history and architecture of some of the buildings you pass each day. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. A new tour this year will spotlight Green Ridge residences. Tours are free, but please call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation by the Thursday prior to the tour date.
    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    Sept 23: meet at Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge St.& Wyoming Ave.

 


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