Luzerne County Library System kicking off Civil War lectures

WILKES-BARRE – The ten libraries within the Luzerne County Library System (LCLS) will be holding a special lecture series starting on today entitled, “The Civil War Era.” All 10 lectures will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the the war between the states.

The Civil War Era Lecture Series is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Attendees are asked to contact participating libraries for registration requirements.

For more details on each lecture, the public can access the system’s website at

Specific locations, with time and date follow:

May 5, 6 p.m. M.S. Kirby Library, “Mountain Top Meet General George G. Meade.”

May 7, 6 p.m. Hoyt Library, “Kingston Civil War Era Music.”

May 12, 6 p.m. Back Mountain Library, “Dallas American Theatre during the War.”

May 16, 1 p.m. Wyoming Free Library, “Wyoming’s Harriet Tubman Living History.”

May 21, 5 p.m. Plymouth Library, “Plymouth Folklore & Coal Mining Songs.”

May 27, 6 p. m. Mill Memorial Library, “Nanticoke Great Escapes!”

May 28, 6 p.m. Hazleton Area Library, “Hazleton Samuel D. Burris Speaks.”

June 1, 6 p.m. Osterhout Library, “Wilkes-Barre’s Homegrown Heroes in the War.”

June 4, 7 p.m. Pittston Area Library, “Pittston Nursing in Civil War Battlefield.”

June 10, 6 p.m. West Pittston Library, “West Pittston Underground Railroad in Quilts.”