Historical society announces upcoming events

First Posted: 1/7/2015

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna Historical Society is starting the new year off with some new programs, including a one-act play of a deathbed scene and its Civil War Roundtable with a variety of presenters.

Community members are invited to join local storyteller and playwright Robert Hughes for a dramatic reading of a true-to-life death bed teaser. the original one-act play, “A Closed Mouth – A Wise Head,” will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Rossetti home, 1005 Vine Street.

The performance will also feature a guest appearance by noted soprano Eileen Hanisch.

Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10, and are available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or by calling 570-344-3841.

The Society will also continue to host speakers for the Civil War Roundtable, which meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave.

Speaker presentation dates and topics include:

Jan.13: Louisa May Alcott

Feb. 10: War Governors

March 10: Elizabeth van Lew, a female spy for the Union

April 14: Citizens of Gettysburg

Membership in the Civil War Roundtable is open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era 1861-1865. Yearly membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families.

Reservations are required.

For more information about any Lackawanna Historical Society events, call 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

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