The Wyoming County Historical Society will reopen the library and museum on June 1, 2021 by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

To make an appointment, call at least a week prior to the date of visit, (570) 836-5303, or e-mail the Society at When you call or e-mail, please leave your name, phone number and date you would like to visit. Your appointment will be confirmed either by phone call or e-mail.

Social distancing will be followed, masks worn, and attendance at limited capacity.

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

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