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Historical Society To Host Lecture On Preserving Only Surviving W-B Trolley Car

March 15, 2019
Historical Society To Host Lecture On Preserving Only Surviving W-B Trolley Car

The Luzerne County Historical Society will offer an illustrated lecture by members of Anthracite Trolleys, Inc., Project 790 titled: “Let’s Take the Trolley! - The Time of the Trolley in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area.” The program, by Conrad Baut and Jim Wert, will feature a brief sketch of public urban transportation in the Wyoming Valley and its environs, from the earliest omnibuses of the 1850s, to the horse-cars of the Civil War era, to the then-new electric trolleys of the Victorian Age, through the 20th century and their final replacement in 1950. The program will then feature the story of the discovery of the only surviving trolley car from the area and outline plans for its full restoration and future operation. The program will be held at the LCHS Museum at noon Saturday, March 23. Program is free for society members, and $5 for nonmembers. Reservations are accepted, but not required. For information, call 570-823-6244, ext. 3, or email reservations@luzernehistory.org. The Luzerne County Museum is located at 69 Rear S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, behind the Osterhout Library. The museum is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children. Exhibitions on view at the museum include: “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley,” and “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront.” Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society. For information, visit www.luzernehistory.org, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/luzernehistory/.