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‘Historic House Tour in the Hill’ returns to Scranton

June 17. 2013 11:20AM
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The Lackawanna Historical Society’s bi-annual Historic House Tour in the Hill will be held Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Preview Party will be held on Friday, June 21 at the Rossetti family home.

Houses included in the tour are the Cleland House Bed and Breakfast Suites, the American Red Cross headquarters, and private residences at 848 North Irving Avenue and three apartments at 600 Clay Avenue. As in previous years, Lolly the Trolley will provide transportation to all sites on the tour throughout the day, and a marketplace sale will be held at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the tour; Preview Party tickets are $45. Combination tickets for both the Preview Party and tour are $60. Tickets are available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or by calling 570.344.3841.

Founded in 1886 as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, the Lackawanna Historical Society provides the community with a record of local history through its museum and library collections, exhibits and programs. In 1942, from the bequest of George H. Catlin the Society established its permanent home at Catlin’s 1912 residence, located at 232 Monroe Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1965 Lackawanna County designated the Lackawanna Historical Society as the official county historical society and the Society continues to serve the county as a center for local history resources.

Fore more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570.344.3841 or email

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