New Yorker Cartoonist & Author To Present A Lecture On The History Of The Snowman

The Lackawanna County Arts Department in partnership with the Lackawanna County Library System and the Scranton Cultural Center is hosting an evening with Bob Eckstein, a New Yorker cartoonist and author of The Illustrated History of the Snowman at the Scranton Cultural Center on Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m.

Mr. Eckstein will discuss the process for writing his book and experiences as a New Yorker cartoonist. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing with copies available for sale.

Mr. Eckstein is an award winning illustrator whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Wall St. Journal and The New York Times, as well as more than a dozen other publications. He has taught at The School of Visual Arts and the Pratt Institute. In 2000, Bob sought to solve the mystery of who created the first snowman. The inquiry enabled him to travel around the world.  The project took seven years to complete, which created a fascinating and entertaining read.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, kicks-off the County’s holiday events.  The theme for this year is “Snow People,” and various activities will be featured at both the Lackawanna County Winter Market at the Globe and at Scranton businesses and organizations where people may take photos at the “Snow People Trail,” located throughout the downtown.

For more information about the lecture and book signing, please contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 102, or email

Lackawanna County’s Arts And Culture Department & Traditional Home Health Sponsor Yoga Event

On Tuesday, August 20, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department in partnership with Traditional Home Health will sponsor an Arts Healing Around Scranton session with free yoga and music on the lawn on the North Washington side of Courthouse Square from 5:15 pm – 6:25 pm.  In case of rain, the program will be held at The Marketplace at Steamtown.

Yoga will be taught by Mindy Hill with live music by handpan player Jacob Cole.

The class is open to all levels and no experience is necessary. There will be limited mats available to borrow, so participants are encourage to bring their own mat or chair.

For more information call the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 102, or email

Trolley Ride & Fun With Mother Goose  

The 2019 Trolley Excursion Season will kickoff in style with a famous children’s character on board.

“A Morning With Mother Goose” will highlight the opening of the trolley season on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM.

Everyone will be able to enjoy storytelling by Mother Goose, a hunt for the Golden Egg, face painting and glitter tattoos.  A trolley ride with Mother Goose, featuring sing–alongs, will depart at 11 AM.

Reservations for the rides are required.

For more information and event fees, contact the Trolley Museum at (570) 963-6590.

Arts & Culture Ceremony Cancelled Due To Weather

Due to the extreme cold weather predicated for Thursday (January 31), the annual Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Grant Ceremony, scheduled to be held then at 5:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, has been cancelled.

Checks will be mailed to all grantees shortly.

Any questions should be directed to the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 106, or