About Us

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.

Used Book Sale 2023
2023 Open House Experts
Four generations of Pickett men (JA Black)
Meshoppen PA-Tyler Memorial Hospital ornament
The original Methodist Church in Tunkhannock, across from the courthouse (Mary Gabriel, restored by Lizza Studios)
The river ferry at Falls (Kevin Sives)
Tunkhannock Kindergarten Class
The trolley at Harveys Lake (Mary Gabriel)
Rolla O. FARR
1964 costumes in Tunkhannock
Nicholson House
Nicholson grade school (Greg Palaskas)
Unidentified child - WCHS
Falls band (Wayne Gozikowski)
Crawford Henry Mathewson
Clifford George PICKETT
Lymanville School 1929
Falls Post Office (Wayne Gozikowski)
Used Book Sale 2023
2023 Hist-Con Experts: Terry Blaisure, Ted Baird, Ace Shupp, Dave Kohler, Dick Daniels, Richard Sala, Sandy Harding, Victor Motts
4 generations of Pickett men_JA Black
Meshoppen PA-Tyler Memorial Hospital ornament
Tunkhannock Methodist Church (Mary Gabriel)
Falls ferry_Kevin Sives
Tunkhannock Kindergarten Class 1958-59 (Bev James)
Harveys Lake trolley (Mary Gabriel)
Rolla FARR_Lois Tiller
1964 costumes in Tunkhannock
Nicholson House hotel
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)
previous arrow
next arrow

AmazonSmile is no longer available.

Please consider using GoodSearch or making a direct donation to the historical society.

THANK YOU for using AmazonSmile over the years!

goodsearch logo

Each time you use GoodSearch to search the web, you will be helping to raise money for the Wyoming County Historical Society! Please click on the logo above to get started. The GoodSearch and GoodShop names and logos used are trademarks and service marks of GoodSearch (collectively the "GoodSearch Trademarks").

  • Call


  • Email


  • Follow Us

    on Pinterest

  • Like Us

    on Facebook

WCHS Vitals

Wyoming County Historical Society
Harrison St (corner of Bridge St)
P.O. Box 309, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania 18657

Genealogical Library Summer Hours
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
(Closed on: July 4; Aug. 29 to Sept 4; Nov. 22; Dec 27, 2023)

Museum Hours
Open May 21 to October 15, 2023 by appointment only. Please call at least one week in advance for an appointment.