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May 2024

 

Wed., May 15: Dine Lackawanna: Enjoy a night out & help support the Society by dining out at supporting locations! This month's event is at Café Colarusso, 233 Bridge St, Jessup (570) 489-2456

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Wed., May 15, 10 am to Noon: Genealogy Forum: Searching Irish Records at City Line Shop Cafe 156 Cottage St., Carbondale hosted by Barbara Spellman Shuta, Kate Bohan and Madonna Munley. To register, please email the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call (570) 344-3841
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 

Fri., May 24, 7:30 pm: (SOLD OUT) Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours at the Catlin House, Click to register.

 
Fri., May 24, 6 pm: Watres Armory Tour Fee: $20 - Reservation Required Evening tours of the Watres Armory made possible through our partnership with Neo-Expressionist artist Hunt Slonem A tour fee of $20 per person will benefit the LHS.  Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call 570-344-3841


Fri., May 31, 2 pm: Lackawanna Past Times:
Join us for another episode of Lackawanna Past Times to learn more about the men who (really) built Scranton! LHS director Mary Ann Savakinus will spotlight early Scranton architects, including Joel Amsden, Edward Langley, Lansing Holden, George M.D. Lewis, and more-- so tune in to put a face to your favorite Scranton structure! Please contact the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page for Zoom link. Past episodes are available to watch on our YouTube Channel

 

June 2024

 

Architectural Walking Tours Return! Start your weekend off with some history! These free Saturday guided tours provide local residents and visitors with a chance to learn more about Downtown Scranton's magnificent architecture and the stories about buildings and neighborhoods you pass every day! Call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation.

 

Sat., June 1 at 11 am: Commercial and "Red Light" District; meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station

Sat., June 15 at 11am: Gothic District; meet at Lacka­ wanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

Sat., June 29 at 11am: Courthouse Square; meet at cor. N. Washington & Linden

Sat., July 13 at 11am: Lower Hill section; meet Elm Park Church, cor. Linden and Jefferson

Sat., July 27 at 11am: Commercial and "Red Light" District; meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station

Sat. August 10 at 11am: Gothic District; meet at Lacka­ wanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

Sat., August 24 at 11am: Lower Hill section; meet Elm Park Church, cor. Linden and Jefferson

Sat., Sept. 7 at 11 am: Courthouse Square; meet at cor. N. Washington & Linden

 

Wed., Jun. 12, 10 am to Noon: Genealogy Forum:  Searching English/Welsh Records at the Abington Community Library Hosted by Tom Price. To register go to LHS Forum Registration, for more information contact the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call (570) 344-3841. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Wed., Jun. 19: Dine Lackawanna: Enjoy a night out & help support the Society by dining out at supporting locations! This month's event is at PJ’s 1910 Pub at the Hilton (570) 558-7301

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Thurs. Jun. 20, Dusk: Throwback Thursday: Circle Drive-In screening of Jaws….Summer is coming and so are the LHS Throwback Thursdays! So mark your calendar NOW to join us on June 20th at the Circle Drive-In for JAWS!!!!!!!  

...duunnn dunnn… ...duuuunnnn duun…

 

Fri., June 28 at 2pm; Lackawanna Past Times:Join us for another episode of Lackawanna Past Times as we explore Pennsylvania's environmental history with Shippensburg University professor Allen Dietrich-Ward! (This program was originally scheduled for April but rescheduled.) Tune in to learn more about the birth of environmental conservation with cameos from local favorite Gifford Pinchot and more! Please contact the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page for Zoom link. Past episodes are available to watch on our YouTube Channel


Fri., Jun. 21, 6 pm: CANCELED Watres Armory Tour Fee: $20 - Reservation Required Evening tours of the Watres Armory made possible through our partnership with Neo-Expressionist artist Hunt Slonem A tour fee of $20 per person will benefit the LHS.  Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call 570-344-3841.

 

July 2024

 

Architectural Walking Tours Return! Start your weekend off with some history! These free Saturday guided tours provide local residents and visitors with a chance to learn more about Downtown Scranton's magnificent architecture and the stories about buildings and neighborhoods you pass every day! Call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation.

 

Sat., July 13 at 11am: Lower Hill section; meet Elm Park Church, cor. Linden and Jefferson

Sat., July 27 at 11am: Commercial and "Red Light" District; meet at Radisson Lackawanna Station

Sat. August 10 at 11am: Gothic District; meet at Lacka­ wanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

Sat., August 24 at 11am: Lower Hill section; meet Elm Park Church, cor. Linden and Jefferson

Sat., Sept. 7 at 11 am: Courthouse Square; meet at cor. N. Washington & Linden

 

Wed., Jul. 10, 10 am to Noon: Genealogy Forum: Tracing Records in Carpatho-Rusyn Ancestry at Valley Community Library Hosted by Natalie Asikainen.

 

This year, the LHS Genealogy Forum is pleased to announce a new addition to its “European Tour” summer line-up—Tracing Records in Carpatho-Rusyn Ancestry.

 

If your ancestors hail from Eastern Europe and you’ve been unable to find records in the Galicia region of Poland, Ukraine, eastern Slovakia, and eastern Romania, it is possible that you are Ruthenian or Rusyn, which is its own ethnic group. According to the National Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Carpatho-Rusyns are a distinct Eastern Slavic people who lived for more than a thousand years in remote villages scattered along the foothills and valleys of the Carpathian Mountains of East Central Europe. Their villages were located mostly among those of Western Slavs (Slovaks and Poles), Hungarians (Magyars), Jews, and Vlachs. The name Rusyn identifies them as descendants, in part, of a people from the vast lands of ancient Rus’ who were converted to the Eastern Christian Church in the 9th century. This nation’s legacy carries on today in the form of the Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Carpatho-Rusyn peoples. Over the years, Rusyns have also been known by a variety of other names—Carpatho-Russians, Carpatho-Ukrainians, Rusnaks, Ruthenes, Ruthenians, Uhro-Rusyns and Podkarpats’ki Rusyny, to name a few. Rusyns typically referred to themselves as Rusnaks of Lemko for those who settled on the northern slopes of the Carpathians.

 

You might be Rusyn if ..

  • You called your grandmother Baba
  • You can be no more specific about your origins than to say that your ancestors came from Austria-Hungary or Galicia
  • Your ancestors immigrated from Eastern Europe to the northeastern US and found work in the coal mines and steel mills of Pennsylvania and Ohio, or the factories of New Jersey and Connecticut
  • Your ancestors spoke a language that they didn’t really have a term for—perhaps they called it “hillbilly Russian” or simply “ponashomu” (our way of speaking)
  • Your ancestors worshipped at a Byzantine Catholic church—the priest would have called you “Ruthernian,” the Latin-based western term used for Rusyn.
  • Your ancestors might have used other terms for the group, which included, but are not limited to, Rusnaks, Carpatho-Russians, Carpatho-Ukrainians, Uhro-Rusyns, Lemkos, or a derogatory name that’s okay when used by the people themselves to refer to one another, Hunkies.
  • Your ancestors immigrated between 1890 and World War I and called themselves Russians.
  • You ate Bobal’ki and pyrohy at Christmas and paska and hurdka at Easter.

To register go to LHS Forum Registration, for more information contact the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call (570) 344-3841.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 

Sat., July 13, 7:30 pm: Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours at the Catlin House, Click to register.

 

Wed., July 17: Dine Lackawanna: Enjoy a night out & help support the Society by dining out at supporting locations! This month's event is at Camelot Restaurant and Inn 17 Johnson Road Clarks Summit (570)-585-1430

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Thurs. July 25: Dusk Throwback Thursday screening of Christmas Vacation at the Circle Drive-In

August 2024

 

Architectural Walking Tours Return! Start your weekend off with some history! These free Saturday guided tours provide local residents and visitors with a chance to learn more about Downtown Scranton's magnificent architecture and the stories about buildings and neighborhoods you pass every day! Call the Society at 570-344-3841 to make a reservation.

 

Sat. August 10 at 11am: Gothic District; meet at Lacka­ wanna College, corner N. Washington and Vine

Sat., August 24 at 11am: Lower Hill section; meet Elm Park Church, cor. Linden and Jefferson

Sat., Sept. 7 at 11 am: Courthouse Square; meet at cor. N. Washington & Linden

 

Wed., Aug. 14, 10 am to Noon: Genealogy Forum: Searching Italian Records at North Pocono Hosted by Ann Marie Castelgrande. To register go to LHS Forum Registration, for more information contact the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call (570) 344-3841. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 

Wed., Aug. 21: Dine Lackawanna: Enjoy a night out & help support the Society by dining out at supporting locations! This month's event is at Sidel's Restaurant 1202 N Main Ave, Scranton (570) 343-6544

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Thurs. Aug. 22: Dusk Throwback Thursday screening of  American Graffiti at the Circle Drive-In

 

Thurs./Sat Aug. 22/24: Sacred Sites & Sounds details TBA

 

September 2024

 

Wed., Sept. 18, 10 am to Noon: Genealogy Forum: Searching German Records at Abington Community Library Hosted by Tom Price

To register go to LHS Forum Registration, for more information contact the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call (570) 344-3841. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 

October 2024

 

This October, the Genealogy Forum will offer a Genealogy for Beginners workshop on
Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to noon at the Albright Memorial Library
LHS Members: $25 - Non-Members $35

To register, please email the Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call (570) 344-3841