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“Lackawanna Past Times” Winter Virtual Programming

“Lackawanna Past Times” Winter Virtual Programming

“Lackawanna Past Times” Winter Virtual Programming

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The Lackawanna Historical Society will continue its popular “Lackawanna Past Times” Zoom lecture series in January to get you through the cold, snowy winter months! They’re delighted to be able to offer local history programming that can be viewed from the comfort of your couch, to help inspire the exploration of Lackawanna County’s rich history. The Lackawanna Past Times virtual lecture series presents programs on local history topics on the last Friday of each month at 2:00 PM. Email the Historical Society at or check their Facebook page for the Zoom login.

  • Friday, January 27 at 2:00 PM | “The Vigilante and the Grandmaster: The Molly Maguires and Terrence Powderly” marks Anthracite Heritage Month with a look at conflicting methods in the coal region, presented by Sarah Piccini.
  • Friday, February 24 at 2:00 PM | “Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story” provides an overview of the University of Scranton’s multi-year storytelling and oral history project on Scranton identity.
  • Friday, March 31 at 2:00 PM | “You Live Here; You Should Know This!” local history game show preview with students from Valley View and Riverside.
  • Friday, April 28, 2:00 PM | “Gifford Pinchot: The People’s Governor” with author Gary Ryman explores the policies and practices of this Milford native.


Since 2020, the Society has produced more than 50 episodes in this popular series of virtual local history lectures. Past topics range from Scranton architecture and women’s suffrage to virtual tours along long-vanished electric trolley lines or a visit to Rocky Glen amusement park. All past episodes are available to view on their YouTube channel.

For more information, contact the Society at (570) 344-3841 or by email at

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