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It all starts with history

June 15. 2013 5:02PM
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History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.


A little celebrated group of tireless energy and impeccably high standards is the Greater Pittston Historical Society.

Created in 2000, the Historical Society never really had much of a membership outside of the handful of original members, particularly John Dziak whose home had served as “history central” for Greater Pittston for many years.

Well now there is an effort underway to revitalize the society.

Ron Faraday has called for an organizational meeting Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Savo’s Restaurant on the Pittston By-Pass and emphasizes that all are welcome.

We applaud Faraday’s enthusiasm and encourage attendance at this meeting.

“I’m trying to bring the community to the society and get things jumpstarted i.e. membership, volunteer projects, educational presentations for children and adults, fundraisers, guest speakers, etc.,” he said in a press release and it all sounds good to us.

Two weeks ago, Faraday created the Greater Pittston Historical Society Facebook Page. He says thus far the page has been very successful with over 400 “Likes.”

We like hearing that.

Faraday shared this in an email:

“The most rewarding moment has been when a woman from Italy saw a picture of the Railroad Street sign being replaced with the Columbus Avenue sign and shared the picture with her friends with the comment ‘Qui ha vissuto e lavorato mio nonno un secolo fa e qui vivono ancora alcuni miei parenti ed altri di origine serrana,’ which, according to Google, translates to, ‘Here lived and worked my grandfather a century ago and still live here some of my relatives and others of Serrana.’”

Faraday called it, in his words, “pretty cool stuff.”

We heartily agree.

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