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May 2015
  • Tues, May 19th, 7 pm: Curators & Cocktails, is a night you don’t want to miss! Join us on to learn about our new exhibitions. Dainties and Delicatesshowcases women’s wares such as silk slippers, cotton petticoats, corsets, and hoop skirts from the 1830s to the 1940s. These ethereal undergarments were worn by women who enjoyed the finer things. Appeals to all Agesprovides a glimpse of toys from the 20th and 21st century. Get swept away at the ballgame with items such as a whistle, Yankee’s ring, and cricket set. Warning: these toys may entice, enlighten, and make you reminisce about your childhood toys from the past. Prominent Families of Scranton invites the viewer to walk down memory lane and revisit the Casey and Jermyn families’ linage. Highlights of the exhibition include Hotel Casey menus, a pre-prohibition jug, and an oil painting of Mayor Edmund B. Jermyn. Curator talks include Sarah Piccini, Ella Rayburn, and Jack Shean. You will have the opportunity to ask our curators questions, hear their thoughts on the exhibits, and sip themed cocktails.  RSVP’s Required.
  • Wed., May 20th: Dine Lackawanna: Want to take a night off from cooking, and support the Lackawanna Historical Society at the same time? This month's Dine Lackawanna is at Old Brook Inn 1035 State Route 306, Springbrook Twp., (570) 843-6548for reservations.  VOUCHER REQUIRED Click for Voucher.
  • Sun., May 24th 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Strike of 1877 Memorial Ceremony to honor the Electric City's 150th anniversary, a tribute will be held for those who lost their lives during the time of labor unrest in our city.
    A Memorial Ceremony and reading of a proclamation in honor of the coal miners and laborers strike of 1877 and the four men who lost their lives during the riots will be present at 400 Block Lackawanna Avenue and North Washington Avenue, near historical marker. free to all click here for  more information.
  • Fri, May 29th:  Cooper’s Firkin Fridays; Cask for A Cause Join us as we Tap a Firkin, raise a glass, and some money for the LHS!
    Featuring a one of a kind firkin of Shawnee Craft Brewing Company's Session IPA - dry hoped with simcoe and rested on grapefruit.  Click Here for more information.
JUNE 2015
  • Starting in June, The Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours of Downtown Scranton at 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer. These free tours will focus on the architecture and history of some of the city’s beautiful buildings. Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown. A new tour this year will focus on architecture of the Lower Hill section of Scranton.

    Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
    June 6: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
    June 13: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
    June 20: meet at corner Linden St. & N. Washington Ave.
    June 27: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Linden & Jefferson

    Tours are free, but reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the tour date. Call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 for more details and reservations.

    Fore more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

    Fri., Sat. & Sun., June 12-14th: 2015 Summer Antiques Expo. Presented by Ros-al Floral, Antiques and Events at Four Points by Sheraton 300 Meadow Ave., Scranton PA  Friday June 12th will be Preview Party to Benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society 6 pm to 8 pm $25.00. Call LHS for tickets.

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