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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.

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Unidentified child - WCHS
Tunkhannock Kindergarten Class
Sitser House ornament
Knizer Collection children
Nicholson HS Class of 1921 (Greg Palaskas)
Nicholson House
Nicholson grade school (Greg Palaskas)
Falls band (Wayne Gozikowski)
Crawford Henry Mathewson
Clifford George PICKETT
Lymanville School 1929
Eddie Stevens
Falls Post Office (Wayne Gozikowski)
Tunkhannock Kindergarten Class 1958-59 (Bev James)
Sitser House Commemorative Ornament (Click for details)
From the Knizer Collection at the WCHS
Nicholson 1921_Greg Palaskas
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)
Charles and Mary [MOYER] WILSEY (Don Wilsey)
Eddie Stevens
Falls Post Office (Wayne Gozikowski)
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WCHS Vitals

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

Genealogical Library Hours
Wednesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM (Winter hours until April 15)

Museum Hours
By appointment only