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Get Into the Holiday Spirit with the Festive Traditions Program at Swetland Homestead

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday, December 7th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved from the late 1700s through 1877. See a demonstration of period hearth cooking and learn about the late-1700s and early-1800s favorite dishes. New this year is Festive Wreaths, a silent auction of traditional and contemporary holiday wreaths donated by local businesses and individuals.

Guests will meet various members of the Swetland family as they journey through Christmases gone by and learn about their lives and the history of the Wyoming Valley. Bids on the Festive Wreaths will be accepted through Sunday at 4 p.m.; winning bidders get to take home their wreath! Hot cider and cookies will be provided. The Society appreciates the support of Community Bank NA.

Tours for this event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 for members, $12 for non-members and $5 for kids 5-17; admission to Festive Wreaths is free. Proceeds benefit the programs, collections, and exhibitions of the Luzerne County Historical Society. The Luzerne County Historical Society is the oldest county historical society in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, continuing to pursue its mission through exhibits, events, lectures, and tours at its museum, library and historic houses, as well as by stewarding its comprehensive local history collection.

To purchase tickets in advance or to become a member, call 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or email reservations@luzernehistory.org. No reservations are needed, tickets can be purchased at the door.

Are you growing weary of life’s monotony? This means you need to break away from your daily routine. The friendly management team at B’nai B’rith Senior Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania encourages you to add a little something special to your day by attending this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, December 7, 2019—1:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Swetland Homestead
885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, Pennsylvania 18644

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