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Gallery Talk: Battle of Wyoming at 240
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 12:00pm - 01:30pm
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Gallery Talk to be Held at Luzerne County Museum on November 11, 2018

On the new Exhibit “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”

The Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a gallery talk about its exhibition, “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront” on Saturday, November 11, 2018, at 12 p.m. The exhibition draws on paintings, prints, letters, artifacts recovered from the Battle site and actual survivors accounts in their own harrowing words. These items combine to give a complete picture of the 45 minute Battle that changed the Valley for the next 30 years. Join us as we look into the exhibition, and discuss what we know, and what is still debated about the Battle and ensuing Massacre.

The gallery talk will be presented by LCHS Director of Operations and Programs Mark J. Riccetti, Jr. Mark will discuss the exhibition’s themes and design process and highlight some of his favorite objects. The gallery talk is free for LCHS members and $5 for non-member adults (includes museum admission).

The Luzerne County Museum is located at the rear of 69 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library). The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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,” “Let’s Go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear”.

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 more information, visit our website, www.luzernehistory.org. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/luzernehistory/.
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