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Sept 2016
  • Thurs., Sept 1, Dusk: Retro Movie Night:Train Double Feature-The Train/ Runaway Train for $8 at the Circle Drive-In.
  • Wed., Sept 7, 6pm: Documentary Premiere - Lackawanna Life Through the Looking Glass at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue Scranton. Celebrate the 130th anniversary of the founding the Lackawanna Historical Society.
  • Wed., Sept 21:  Dine Lackawanna 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 Mansour's Market 969 Prescott Ave Scranton call 570-341-6673. Hope to see you there.
  • Sat., Sept. 24, 11 am-4 pm:    Rossetti Estate tours with donations benefiting the LHS. Refreshments will be served. Rev. Mark Rossetti will offer tours of his home, the Rossetti Estate, at 1005 Vine Street, Scranton, on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are free, but donations will be collected to benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served. Rev. Rossetti has recently opened his home to various performing arts groups and performances. Tours will give guests a chance to see the opulent Victorian Gothic home and its interiors, featuring antiques from various eras and regions and several musical instruments. A basement chapel and outdoor gardens and performance space complete the estate. Fore more information about this program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344- 3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.
  • Thurs, Sept 29: Annual Dinner: The 100th Anniversary of the Women's Institute Historical Society Annual Dinner Program announced! Foundations: Mary Brooks Picken, Vice President and Director of Instruction for the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences Presented by Dr. Catherine Amoroso Leslie On Thursday, September 29 at 6 pm, the LHS Annual Dinner will celebrate the centennial of the Women's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences with a special program at Scranton Prep, the original home of the Institute. Lackawanna history enthusiasts are well-aware of the prominent accomplishments and important contributions of Mary Brooks Picken (1886-1981) and the Woman's Institute for the advancement of women in the United States. Dr. Catherine Amoroso Leslie has been researching and writing a biography of the pioneer sewing educator and fashion expert, Mary Brooks Picken, for the past ten years. Her presentation will explore Mrs. Picken's family roots, education and teaching experiences and the serendipitous connections, that brought Picken to Scranton to spearhead "the largest women's educational institution in the world," where she touched the lives of thousands. Dr. Leslie is a the faculty member of Kent State University's Fashion School where she teaches History of Costume and Historic Textiles along with serving as Graduate Studies Coordinator. Dinner will be catered by The Epicurean Delight and tickets are $50 per person. Invitations will be mailed in August but reservations are open now!
Oct 2016
  • Sat., Oct. 8, 11 am:   Special Marathon Weekend Downtown Walking Tour, Starting at Lackawanna College. please RSVP by calling 570-344-3841
  • Fri., Oct. 14/21, 6:30 pm:  Scranton After Dark Walking tours; The Lackawanna Historical Society's Spooky Strolls haunted walking tours will return this Halloween season! Join the Society for a guided walking tour around Downtown Scranton for tales of mayhem and mysterious happenings at some of your favorite places. Tours will be held on Friday, October 14 and Friday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. The tours will meet at the Society's headquarters, the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, and the walk will take about 1.5 hours. Join us to learn more about Scranton's perfidious past! Tours are $5 per person, and reservations are required. Call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 for more details and reservations about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.
  • Sun., Oct. 16, 2 pm:   Members-Only Tour of Watres Armory(SOLD OUT)
  • Wed., Oct. 19: Dine Lackawanna 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 AV 4134 Birney Avenue Moosic, PA call 570-457-5800. Hope to see you there.
  • Sat./Sun., Oct. 29/30: Steamtown’s Spooky Spectacular Click Here for more details
  • Sun., Oct. 30, 2 pm: The Freach and Keen Murders   Program by Paul Mazzoni, Esq. at the Catlin House
Nov 2016
  • Sun., Nov. 6, 2 pm:   Presidential Visits to Scranton program by Nick Petula           
  • Wed., Nov. 16: Dine Lackawanna at Jon Pierre’s in Olyphant 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 Jon Pierre's, 590 Burke Bypass Olyphant call 570-382-8452. Hope to see you there.
Dec 2016
  • Thurs./Fri., Dec. 8/9, 7 pm  Holiday Open House events, details TBA            

 


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