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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.

Meshoppen PA-Tyler Memorial Hospital ornament
Unidentified child - WCHS
2023 Open House Experts
Four generations of Pickett men (JA Black)
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)
Falls band (Wayne Gozikowski)
Crawford Henry Mathewson
Clifford George PICKETT
Lymanville School 1929
Falls Post Office (Wayne Gozikowski)
Nicholson bridge / Tunkhannock Viaduct (Greg Palaskas)
The schoolroom in our museum
Meshoppen PA-Tyler Memorial Hospital ornament
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
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
Nicholson grade school_Greg Palaskas
Falls band_Wayne Gozikowski
Crawford Henry Mathewson_James Ketchum
Clifford George Pickett in WWI
Lymanville School, 1929 (Marjorie Walters)
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 Hours
All year: Wednesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
April 15–October 15: Tuesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
Closed: July 3, August 27-September 2, December 25 and 31, 2024

Museum Hours
By appointment only, May 15–October 15:
Tuesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM, Wednesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM