Lackawanna Historical Society Collects Covid-19 Data to Build Local Archive

DATE: 4/1/2020

Lackawanna Historical Society
Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus, Executive Director
232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, PA 18510
[email protected]

Lackawanna Historical Society Collects Covid-19 Data to Build Local Archive

SCRANTON, PA – History happens every day, some days are more historic than others. Right now, we’re certainly living through a bit of history that will undoubtedly be studied by scholars in the future. To make their job easier, we’re excited to unveil the LHS Covid-19 Archive project, a virtual ‘instant archive” for members of our community to record their thoughts and reactions to the pandemic. In an effort to document this historic moment, the Lackawanna Historical Society has prepared two online surveys, one for students and one for adults, and created an upload link where individuals can share their personal experiences and reflections of how the pandemic is effecting them. The Lackawanna Historical Society is dedicated to documenting, preserving and interpreting Lackawanna County history and whats happening right now is a significant part of that history.

We invite the public to participate by going to:
to complete our survey or upload their story.

The Society will continue to not only document and collect data but is also working to provide interesting and educational local history programs including an online local history curriculum with discussion questions at

The public is encouraged to check our website and daily Facebook posts for more details on future projects.

For more information or to make reservations for the opening, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email [email protected].

Trolley Museum Sets Holiday Special Events

Celebrating the true spirit of the season, the Electric City Trolley Museum will hold a series of holiday events and trolley runs.

On Thanksgiving Friday, (November 29), guests can ride the trolley with “Elf on the Shelf.”  The Museum’s activities for this event include arts, crafts, storytelling, letters to Santa, and face painting from 10:30 am to 2:30pm.  The trolley departure times for the day are: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.

The very popular “Santa on the Trolley” excursions are scheduled for November 30 and December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22.  Departure times for these rides are: 10 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm. Reservations are required.

The 10-mile ride for all of the special excursions travels to the Trolley Works Building at the PNC Field and then back to the Museum.

Saturday, December 14, will be a Children’s Holiday Celebration from 10 am to 1 pm with activities such as arts and crafts, Mrs. Claus, a magician, refreshments and music.

For more information and reservations, contact the Trolley Museum at 570-963-6590.

Electric City Trolley Museum Announces Trolley/Baseball Excursion Schedule

The Electric City Trolley Museum is again taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering eight excursion runs to PNC Field this Spring and Summer for Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders ballgames.

Select games, April through August, will offer fans an opportunity to “take the trolley” to the park at a very reasonable rate.  This hassle-free service will also provide the riders with a picturesque snapshot of our community’s natural beauty.

The price of the excursion is $20 per person and includes the trolley fare and game ticket.

If people have game tickets and just want to ride the trolley, the cost is $11.

Reservations for both packages are required.

Game dates are: April 28; May 12; June 2, 9 & 23; July 7 & 21; and August 4 & 11.  “First pitch” is at 1:05 PM.

The “Sunday Baseball Special” departs the Trolley Museum at 12:15 PM.

For more information and/or to make reservations, please contact the Museum at 570-963-6590.

Hop On The Trolley With The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a very innovative character, hopping around and delivering treats to youngsters anyway possible.

This year, our furry friend will be “riding the rails” on the Electric City Trolley.

Bring the entire family to the Trolley Museum to get “all aboard” with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 20.  Balloon Art, Arts & Crafts will be available for the kids. A special prize will be given on each Trolley ride.

The “bunny train” will depart at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM.

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