Thanks to the generous First Federal Foundation grant earlier this year, and other kind contributions from local private donations, the Museum was able to recently have a new roof and chimney installed! This was a much needed improvement to the building and we are grateful to have it completed before the colder seasons are upon us! We are also having security cameras installed that will have a direct feed into Hazleton PD. We hope that this will serve us and the community we are in, to ensure safety for us and the community. Come down to the Museum for a visit and see what we have, you will be pleasantly surprised by the size and variety of our 3 story collection!
Get out your calendars! We just had a successful “Y” Walks on Wednesdays walk of the houses of worship in Hazleton! Next up is the Vine Street Cemetary Loop walk led by Mr. John Probert, a local expert on much of our local history, he is also the cemetary groundskeeper. Should be highly interesting (dare we say spooky?)! August 3rd! Meet at the YMCA at 5:50pm, walk starts at 6. Better yet, this event is FREE!
After a very long winter, (you were wrong this year Punxutawney Phil!) spring is here and that means it is time for more great events to be announced at the Museum!
- Memoribilia Day- Saturday April 23, 2011 from 10am-3pm at the Museum. This will be a day especially for those interested in seeing some new additions to the former Knotty Pines Restaurant collection at the museum. Original local theater tickets will be available for purchase. Tours will also be available upon request during the hours listed.
-Y walks on Wednesdays- Houses of Faith Walking Tour- Wednesday, June 8, 2010 at 6pm. We are excited to announce a new program in partnership with the YMCA and Keystone Active Zones (KAZ). This tour will be one of two this summer in downtown Hazleton that will get its residents out walking and staying fit, and be interesting and educational at the same time. More information forthcoming- please stay posted!
This past Saturday, February 12, the Museum displayed old photos and information/sales table at the Laurel Mall off of Route 93. Often, when pictures have been donated over the years, many family members do not know all the people in a picture, or accquired the photo from a friend, garage sale, etc. Thankfully, some people were able to identify places and people we were unsure of! Thanks to all that came out and stopped by!
December is upon us! Hope everyone is staying warm! The Board is happy to announce a family holiday event on Saturday, December 18th, from 1-3pm.
This event is geared towards families with children and the afternoon will be filled with a short and educational program about holiday traditions and stories from history, and plenty of yummy snacks and different crafts for kids of all ages! Make sure that you bring your camera so you can get a great picture of the kids in our historic winter sleigh!
In the spirit of the holiday season, there will be no charge for admission or any of the program/ activites, although donations are appreciated! Hope to see you there! Questions? email Ann at email@example.com
Hello friends of the Museum! The Board is pleased to announce that our annual Fall Open House will be held on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 from 10am-2pm. Admission is $5 for adults/ $3 for children. Mark your calendars! Also stay posted for more details on a December 11th holiday event- it’s that time of year!
Thanks for taking a moment browse our new website! So far this summer, we have had a successful and well attended Open House/War Room reopening at the end of May. In June we had a performance of an original play written by local writer/ journalist Bobby Maso. It was a retro radio style program from the 1940’s and was met with plenty of positive feedback! Thanks again to all the people who helped make those days happen and go so smoothly! Stay tuned for more avtivities and a Fal Open House to be announced soon!
Welcome to the Greater Hazleton Historical Society Museum Website! Here at the Museum we have much to offer both to local and out of town visitors. With our large, three story collection of domestic, religious, entertainment, industrial, and war memorabilia, there is something to interest everyone who visits! It is our purpose at the museum to preserve and share the rich tradition of labor and daily life that our area provides. With an exciting calendar of events being planned for the 2010 year, we trust you will find something that draws you in. Whether you want to take a walk down memory lane or learn about the history of this area, we welcome you warmly!
- Sincerely, the Museum Board Members