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The Lackawanna Historical Society will host a Children’s Day at its headquarters the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, July 20 from noon to 3 p.m. as part of the Lackawanna County Library System’s Summer Reading Club.


Children of all ages are invited to come and “Dig into History” by touring the Society’s collections, dig for artifacts and buried treasure and learn about local archaeology from a member of the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, play old-fashioned games (including real Tonka toys) and participating in some traditional crafts. The event is free and open to the public.


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 lackawannahistory@gmail.com.


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