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Historical Society Hosts Town Conversation On ‘Let’s Go Shopping’

August 4, 2018

Historical Society Hosts Town Conversation On ‘Let’s Go Shopping’

The Luzerne County Historical Society will host a “community conversation” about stores and shopping in the Wyoming Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Members of the community are encouraged to participate and share memories and experiences of shopping in downtown Wilkes-Barre or on the West Side before and after the 1972 flood. The historical society will record the stories told in order to have them available for future researchers and audiences. The program is associated with LCHS’s exhibition, “Let’s Go Shopping! Stores and Shops of Yesteryear,” which looks back at the many department stores, boutiques and specialty shops that have been part of the Wyoming Valley community. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with these stores and shops, the exhibition explores what the stores looked like, their packaging and what they sold. The exhibition is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 570-823-6244, ext. 3 or email info@luzernehistory.org. The exhibition and program are supported by the Edith L. Reynolds Trust. The Luzerne County Museum is located at the rear of 69 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. Also on view at the museum is: “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley,” which is ongoing. Visit www.luzernehistory.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/luzernehistory/.

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