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The Lackawanna Historical Society would be a mere shadow of itself without its dedicated staff and devoted volunteers. Each year, volunteers donate more than 3,500 hours of time to the Society in myriad ways.

In an effort to help fulfill the mission of the LHS, volunteers serve as docents, program planners, and office assistants; they evaluate, authenticate, and catalog items; they create exhibits and displays, educate the community about the unique history and heritage of the area, and conduct research for those seeking information about the people, places, industry, and landscape of the Lackawanna Valley. The following pages provide examples of staff, volunteer, and trustee commitment to the LHS along with some brief biographies.

  Stephanie Stailkovic
Ed Osman works on the mining exhibit.   LHS photography student Stephanie Stailkovic
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  • June 23, Thanks to everyone who joined us for ‘Children’s Day’ at the Catlin House. It was a great way to introduce the LHS Collections to our younger residents.
  • June 9, LHS joined Steamtown National Historic Site to present the Civil War Train to mark the second year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Lackawanna County. Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War generals presented short programs in Carbondale and Jessup and concluded with a Meet and Greet at Steamtown. This event is SOLD OUT. The committee will meet in two weeks to begin plans for another train next year and something to focus on Anthracite’s role in the Civil War.
  • June 1,2 & 3, The Arts on Fire festival at the Scranton Iron Furnaces was a wonderful success despite some rain.
  • May 30, The Society offered a downtown walking tour for University of Scranton Weinberg Library staff and guests at 10 am.
  • May 25, LHS presented a program at St. Luke’s Church on the old mining town, Edgerton at 7 pm. Thanks to the Edgerton Committee and Larry Hickernell for doing a great job.
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