Last updated: February 22. 2014 11:07PM - 2683 Views
By Andrew M. Seder aseder@civitasmedia.com



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Looking to get out of the house with the family and get a free history lesson?


Several area historical attractions are offering free admission on Sunday, March 9 as The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission celebrates Pennsylvania’s 333rd birthday.


Among those places offering free admission on Charter Day are: Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton and Eckley Miners’ Village, Foster Township.


In Harrisburg, The State Museum will present a host of exhibits and activities celebrating Charter Day. Museum admission is free and includes visits to the Curiosity Connection, Planetarium and galleries. Special tours will be led by Harrisburg Sci-Tech High students. A rare draft of the original 1681 charter will be displayed.


Guests can meet “William Penn,” portrayed by Luzerne County Community College professor William C. Kashatus, and hear tales of bygone days told by storyteller “Pennsylvania Jack,” performed by John T. Graham. The Victorian Dance Ensemble will also perform.


PHMC staff and professionals from the region’s many historical societies will also be available to answer questions. Pennsylvania’s 2013 National History Day winners will also attend.


For more information on Charter Day 2014 and the Pennsylvania Trails of History visit www.PATrailsofHistory.com.


We have a winner from last week’s trivia contest and her name is Susan Armbruster from Avoca. She was among a long list of responders that knew that, according to a recent survey about snacking, 46 percent said they enjoyed snacking on popcorn.


Susan will receive a gift basket filled with some yummy popcorn seasonings and more from our friends at Kernel Season’s and she’ll be sharing the loot with her husband and sons, whom she says have been on a popcorn kick lately.


“I know they won’t be able to wait for the Jalapeno and the Buffalo Wing to try. I think I may enjoy the Ranch and Bacon Cheddar,” Susan said in an email.


Bath and Body Works has a coupon good for today only that will net you a free item, up to $14, when you make a $10 purchase. Print your coupon by going here: http://tinyurl.com/kt45d6v Rea the fine print for the limited restrictions.


Andrew M. Seder, business editor of The Times Leader, may be reached at 570-829-7269. If you know of any local steals or deals, send them to aseder@timesleader.com and follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder for news and offers throughout the week.

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