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Featured Events / Calendar

 

Jan 2022

 

Wed., Jan. 12, 1 pm:  The Genealogy Forum's will resume Zoom meetings starting with a Q/A session to ask for input from our members about areas of interest and feedback on what topics are needed.

 

Wed., Jan. 19: Dine Lackawanna at Stirna’s Restaurant 120 W Market St, Scranton (570) 343-5742 Enjoy a night out and help support the Society by dining out at these location!

 

Fri., Jan. 28, 2 pm: Lackawanna Past Times via Zoom, Scranton Lace (details TBA)

 

Sun., Jan. 30, 2 pm: Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Program (details TBA)

 

Anthracite Mining Heritage Month
This annual regional observance, focusing on the history and culture of the anthracite region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, takes place every January and offers a variety of programs in the communities of Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazleton, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Pittston, Lansford, and Port Griffith. 

Full Schedule of Events:
Throughout January 2022, WVIA will offer a series of programs at www.wvia.org/mining 
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2 pm - 3:30 pm:  No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum, presents A Guided Tour of the Historic No. 9 Coal Mine led by Zach Petroski, President of the No. 9; at The No. 9 Mine and Museum, 9 Dock St., Lansford, PA 18232 

Saturday, Jan. 15, 7 pm - 8:30 pm:  Plymouth Historical Society, presents The Avondale Mine Disaster from a Mining Engineer’s Perspective: It Was an Accident! about the Avondale Disaster of 1869 by Eric Bella, mining engineer for Lehigh Engineering, Reading at the First Welsh Baptist Church, 168 Girard Ave, Plymouth, PA 18651 (across the parking lot from the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building)

Thursday, Jan. 20, 7 pm - 8:30 pm: The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, King’s College, (Bernard Prusak, Director), and the Anthracite Heritage Foundation present The Annual Msgr. John J. Curran Lecture
"Heritage of Hatred: The Ku Klux Klan and the Far Right in the Anthracite Region, 1920-1945" by Dr. Philip Jenkins, Department of History, Baylor University  REGISTRATION REQUIREDplease register for the Zoom link at www.kings.edu/ethicscenter

Saturday Jan. 22, 2 pm - 3:30 pm:   Anthracite Heritage Museum presents The Annual Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration with Lackawanna Coal Breaker Communities: Faded Memories by Sue Hand, Anthracite region artist; New Directions in Commemoration byTeresa Bergman, Chair, Communication Department, University of the Pacific with comments by Jennifer Black, Misericordia University. Music by Don Shappelle and the Pickups at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton, PA 18504 or live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/anthraciteheritagemuseum NOTE: Sue Hand Art Exhibit, Regional Coal Breaker Communities: Faded Memories, will debut at the Museum at 1 pm

Saturday Jan. 22, 7 pm - 9pm: Susquehanna Brewing Company presents An Evening of Anthracite Region Music with Lex Romaine, folk singer; Don Shappelle and the Pickups, folk group; Jimmy Watlich, accordionist, and Doug Smith, bass at SBC, 635 S. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640 NOTE: SBC beverages and food truck cuisine available for purchase 

Sunday Jan. 23, 9 am: Annual Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 35 Williams St., Pittston, PA 18640 

Sunday Jan.  23, 10:30 am:  Annual Knox Mine Disaster Public Commemoration at Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Knox Marker in front of Baloga Funeral Home,1201 Main St., Pittston, PA 18640 

Sunday Jan.  23, 11 am:  Annual Walk to the Knox Mine Disaster Site Along the Susquehanna River in Port Griffith: Meet at the Baloga Funeral Home for a caravan to the parking lot one mile away; NOTE: Weather permitting 

Sunday Jan 23, 3 pm - 4 pm Anthracite Heritage Museum, UK Tour Informational Meeting for An Industrial History Tour of the United Kingdom, June 16 to June 27, 2022, sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum;  Slots are still available. Join the meeting on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81784489628?pwd=TktXSWw0L3ZYUGRWVVUvM3JoWk5lZz09 

Tuesday, Jan 25, 7 pm - 8:30 pm  Luzerne County Historical Society presents Doing Anthracite Region Research: Some Available Resources with John Fielding, Curator, Anthracite Heritage Museum; David Schappert, Director, Corgan Library, King’s College;  Nicholas Zmijewski, Archivist, Industrial Archives & Library, Bethlehem, PA; and Mark Riccetti, Director of Operations and Museum Curator,  Join the Meeting on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89366293824

Sunday Jan. 30, 2pm Lackawanna Historical Society presents, For the Least of Them, one act from a play about the life of Msgr. John J. Curran (“The Mineworkers’ Priest”) written by K.K. Gordon starring Scott Rave directed by Art Walsh at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, PA 18510 . The play will also be live-streamed through Electric City Television. Call 570-344-3841 for details 

 

 

 

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

Feb 2022

Wed., Feb. 9, 1 pm:  The Genealogy Forum's will revisit Military Records/Cemetery topics for a refresher, and address any additional questions that need further time from the January meeting. Pre-register for the Genealogy Forum session or recieve access to recorded session, email the Society lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call 570-344-3841.

 

Wed., Jan. 19: Dine Lackawanna at Cafe Classico Restaurant 1416 Mulberry Street, Scranton Pa (570) 346-9306 Enjoy a night out and help support the Society by dining out at these location! (VOUCHER Required)

 

 

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

March 2022

Wed., March. 9, 1 pm:  The Genealogy Forum's will visit National Archives. Pre-register for the Genealogy Forum session or recieve access to recorded session, email the Society lackawannahistory@gmail.com or call 570-344-3841.

 

 

 

 

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

Future Events 2022

The following Genealogy Forums;s will be In-person sessions at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. Sessions Will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Wed., April 27, 1 pm: The Genealogy Forum's will visit Tracing Records for the Irish ancestry.

Wed., May 18, 1 pm: The Genealogy Forum's will visit Tracing Records for the Italain ancestry.

Wed., Sept. 14, 1 pm: The Genealogy Forum's will visit Tracing Records for the English/Welsh ancestry.

Wed., Oct. 12, 1 pm: The Genealogy Forum's will visit Tracing Records for the German ancestry.

Wed., Nov. 9, 1 pm: The Genealogy Forum's will visit Tracing Records for the Eastern Europe ancestry.

 

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

 


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