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Preserving the heritage of Northeastern Pennsylvania for future generations

Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

In 1762 settlers from New England came to the Wyoming Valley, but were driven out by the Indians. It was not until after the Sullivan expedition in 1779 that families were able to establish a permanent settlement in the Tunkhannock area. In 1842, Wyoming County was created from part of Luzerne County. The name "Wyoming" is derived from an Indian word meaning "extensive meadows."

With its glistening streams, gently rolling hills and tranquil valleys, Wyoming County is undoubtedly one of Pennsylvania's most scenic counties. With a history and heritage running as wide and deep as the Susquehanna River that crosses its pastoral fields and meadows, the Wyoming County Historical Society was organized to make this information available to the public.

Christmas In Our Hometown 2022
Unidentified child - WCHS
Meshoppen PA-Tyler Memorial Hospital ornament
Tunkhannock Kindergarten Class
Rolla O. FARR
Knizer Collection children
1964 costumes in Tunkhannock
Nicholson House
5 Generations_Lenny Kircher
Nicholson grade school (Greg Palaskas)
Falls band (Wayne Gozikowski)
Crawford Henry Mathewson
Clifford George PICKETT
Lymanville School 1929
Falls Post Office (Wayne Gozikowski)
Christmas In Our Hometown 2022
Meshoppen PA-Tyler Memorial Hospital ornament
Tunkhannock Kindergarten Class 1958-59 (Bev James)
Rolla FARR_Lois Tiller
From the Knizer Collection at the WCHS
1964 costumes in Tunkhannock
Nicholson House hotel
5 generations: Rhoda (Smalser) Billings, Minnie D. (Covey) Smalser, Anna Mae (Billings) Swartz with uncle Elmer Swartz on her lap, and Flora Covey. (Lenny Kircher)
The schoolroom in our museum
Nicholson grade school_Greg Palaskas
Falls band_Wayne Gozikowski
Crawford Henry Mathewson_James Ketchum
Clifford George Pickett in WWI
Lymanville School, 1929 (Marjorie Walters)
Nicholson bridge / Tunkhannock Viaduct (Greg Palaskas)
Falls Post Office (Wayne Gozikowski)
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Wyoming County Historical Society
Harrison St (corner of Bridge St)
P.O. Box 309, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania 18657

Genealogical Library Winter Hours
Wednesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM

Closed on Nov. 23, 2022; Dec. 21 and 28, 2022

Museum Hours
Closed for the winter