Noontime Lectures Spring ’18

The classes are sponsored by Talbots State Street.

Pay at the door, BUT  let us know you are coming by emailing us at or calling 570.575.0384. 

Missed a registration date? Call to see if we can accommodate you. 

#138     Visions of Teaoga: Our Valley in the American Revolution

We are rescheduling Mr. Remsen’s talk to March 29th at noon. Our Speaker is in Philadelphia and the snow is preventing him from coming tomorrow, March 22.

Jim Remsen returns to offer another saga of our area’s history. With respect and skill, he details the lives of settlers and Native American tribes as both groups try to preserve their own societies as the American Revolution brings terror and heartbreak to the Wyoming Valley.

Cost: $5.00     


#139    What’s under the Skirt







Wednesday, March 28

Sarah Piccini will present a short history of the sometimes-perilous trends in women’s fashion from the Civil War to the 1920s. She will illustrate with vintage fashions from the collections of the Lackawanna County Historical Society.

Cost: $5.00    Register by March 21


#140    Abington Her-Story and His-Story 

Wednesday, April 4                            

Dennis Martin returns. John Miller was the first person to record what it was to live in this area. We have many oral histories and other personal accounts to tell what it was like to live in this area in days of yore.

Cost: $5.00     Register by March 29


#141    Story of Scranton

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Wednesday, April 25

Sarah Piccini from the Lackawanna County Historical Society will take us back to the time when Scranton was the Electric City. She brings this time booming to life with pictures and research.

Cost: $5.00    Register by April 18


#142    Keeler- Father & Son – Artists of NEPA

 Tuesday, March 27

Mary Beth Voda returns accompanied by Brian Keeler, a widely acclaimed Wyalusing artist.

The presentation will include works by Wyalusing’s Brian Keeler, a painter of landscapes, portraits, figures, still life and genre scenes.  He studied at York Academy of Arts, and his work is featured in American Artist magazine and numerous private, business, corporate and museum collections.   He credits his early interest in art to his father, William Keeler (1923-1980) whose paintings reflect contemporary rural life in his lifetime.  His subjects have a rich sense of regionalism offering a real slice of northeastern Pennsylvania life.

Cost: $5.00     Register by March 20  



#143   The Good Friday Bombing

 Wednesday, May 9

A wave of terrorism rocked Wilkes-Barre, PA and the Wyoming Valley in April 1936.  Called the Good Friday, the cigar box bombings were orchestrated by a disgruntled German national.  Three people were killed including coal mine union official, Thomas Maloney, 44, and his four-year-old son. Told from eyewitness accounts of Maloney’s daughter, Margaret Bednarek, as well as media accounts of the events, it remains a shocking episode in the annals of coal-mining history in the Wyoming Valley. Mary Beth Voda will recount the details of this shocking episode.

Cost: $5.00   Register by May 2

Many Thanks to our Patrons
           Abington Heights Civic League    Hampton Inn, Clarks Summit                   John & Carol Heim

Maryann Kaufman     Kristie & Pat McMahon     Millett Real Estate
Oliver, Price & Rhodes, Attorney at Law
Rotary Club of the Abingtons      Walsh Electrical, INC