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New Exhibit At Historical Society Museum

March 23, 2019
New Exhibit At Historical Society Museum

The Luzerne County Historical Society will open a new exhibition, “Mysterious Customs and Warm Charity: Fraternal Organizations in the Wyoming Valley,” on Saturday, April 6, with a free preview from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. The exhibition explores the history of fraternal organizations in the area, including the Freemasons and the Odd Fellows through objects, photos and documents in the society’s collection. The exhibition is supported by the Edith L. Reynolds Trust. The preview, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, is free to the public. Beginning Saturday, April 6, the exhibition will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Luzerne County Museum is located at 69 Rear S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, behind the Osterhout Library. Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children. Additional exhibitions on view at the museum include: “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley,” which is ongoing, and “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront,” through Aug. 3. Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society. LCHS preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, at the Bishop Library and the Museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Denison House in Forty Fort and the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. For information, visit www.luzernehistory.org. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/luzernehistory/.