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Historical Society Opens World War II Exhibit

PENNSYLVANIA – The Luzerne County Historical Society announces the opening of a new exhibit: World War II: Luzerne County Answers the Call. The exhibit explores the role played by the residents of Luzerne County in World War II, both on the Home Front and the War Front. Luzerne County Answers the Call features photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and accoutrement from the Society’s collection as well as items loaned by members of the community.

Photo caption: Ashley Ration Board. Left to right, Barb Kreitzer, Doris Hydock, Beth Fisher, Bernadine Hudak, Esther Downs.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, March 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cost of the reception is $20.00 per person, $15.00 for members of the Historical Society. Reservations for the reception may be made by calling 570 823-6244, ext. 3, or at reservations@luzernehistory.org .

Located at 69 South Franklin Street (behind the Osterhout Library) the Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and free for Historical Society members. World War II: Luzerne County Answers the Call will remain on display through August 29, 2015.

Submitted by Mary Ruth Burke, Curator

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