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Open House 2016

April 15, 2016

Wyoming County Historical Society 25th Annual Open House Download the PDF flyer: Open House 2016 Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Featuring Indian Artifacts from the collection of Roger Williams THEN AND NOW: Collection of Historic Wyoming County Photographs (From the Tunkhannock New-Age and the Wyoming County Historical Society, 1989–2000) Tour the Genealogical Library and the…

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Christmas In Our Hometown 2015

November 10, 2015

Join the historical society for Christmas In Our Hometown, December 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can download this flyer as a PDF, too. See you then!

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Founder’s Day 2015

June 21, 2015

    This post describes the special events at the historical society on Saturday, June 27, 2015 for Founder’s Day, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. Meet the authors, tour the library and museum.

2015 Open House at WCHS

April 9, 2015

Details about the 2015 Open House at the Wyoming County Historical Society.

Nicholson Bridge Centennial Celebration

March 18, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Centennial Celebration Planned for World’s Largest Reinforced Concrete Railroad Bridge NICHOLSON, PA – Mark your calendars! On September 11-12-13, 2015, the community of Nicholson will celebrate the centennial of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct or the Tunkhannock Viaduct. Built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W), construction on…

Pennsylvania State Birth & Death Certificates on

March 8, 2015

The Pennsylvania State Archives has a partnership with to digitize family history records in the State Archives and make them available online—FREE for Pennsylvania residents. The Wyoming County Historical Society endorsed this cause way back in 2008. Facts: The initial batch of Pennsylvania state death certificates is now online through Only birth and…

2014 WCHS Open House

May 3, 2014

Download a PDF: 2014 Open House Wyoming County Historical Society 23rd Annual Open House Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Featuring: Photographs of “Building of Tunkhannock Viaduct, Nicholson (1912–1915” by Geist and “Vosburg Tunnel Flood (1936)” Original charter for the formation of Wyoming County, April 4, 1842 Execution Warrant for Francis Basler, guilty of murdering Robert…

Founder’s Day 2013

May 16, 2013

The Wyoming County Historical Society will celebrate Founder’s Day 2013 on June 22, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Book Signings: A River in Timeby Deborah L. Courville Historical fiction/time travel novel that brings to life the people, events and customs of post Colonial rural northeastern Pennsylvania. Built in 1781 and operated today as…

2013 Wyoming County Historical Society Open House

May 16, 2013

From the article by Robert L. Baker in the Wyoming County Press Examiner: “The 22nd Annual Open House of the Wyoming County Historical Society this Sunday, May 19, will feature the collections of town son, Doug Gay. With a backdrop set in 1913 by his grandfather, of a local store to service the needs of…

Obituary of Dorothy Colbenson

November 21, 2012

We are sad to report the death of one of our greatest supporters. Dorothy helped so many people over the years with their family history and she was invaluable in shining light on the past of Tunkhannock. The staff and members of the historical society miss her very much. Dorothy Graham Colbenson, 103, of the…

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