11 episodes

Luzerne County Historical Society Director of Operations and Programs and Museum Curator, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Wilkes-Barre Area School District Social Studies teacher and former Luzerne County Historical Society board member, Michael Ward, discuss some well known and never heard of topics about the rich and full history of Luzerne County.

Fireside History presented by Luzerne County Historical Society Luzerne County Historical Society

    • History
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Luzerne County Historical Society Director of Operations and Programs and Museum Curator, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Wilkes-Barre Area School District Social Studies teacher and former Luzerne County Historical Society board member, Michael Ward, discuss some well known and never heard of topics about the rich and full history of Luzerne County.

    Fireside History Episode 11 ”When The Timbers Start Talking, The Miners Start Walking”

    Fireside History Episode 11 ”When The Timbers Start Talking, The Miners Start Walking”

    In episode 11 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward talk about disasters in the Twin Shafts, Avondale, Sheppton, and Baltimore mines.

    • 1 hr
    Fireside History Episode 10 ”Men About Town”

    Fireside History Episode 10 ”Men About Town”

    In this episode of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward discuss Mattias Hollenback, Charles Dorrance, Jacob Cist, and Jesse Fell.

    • 51 min
    Fireside History Episode 9 ”WWI On the Home Front”

    Fireside History Episode 9 ”WWI On the Home Front”

    In Episode 9 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward discuss how Luzerne County prepared for WWI.

    • 45 min
    Fireside History Episode 8 “Oktoberfest”

    Fireside History Episode 8 “Oktoberfest”

    In Episode 8 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward discuss some of the most famous breweries in Luzerne County.

    • 1 hr
    Fireside History Episode 7 "Rollercoaster of Memories"

    Fireside History Episode 7 "Rollercoaster of Memories"

    Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward talk about some of the summer activities of days gone by this month on the podcast.

    • 50 min
    Fireside History Episode 6 "Bringing the Giant to Its Knees Part 1"

    Fireside History Episode 6 "Bringing the Giant to Its Knees Part 1"

    In this episode of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward take a look back at the origins, popularity, decline, and rebirth of the Giants Despair Hillclimb.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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If you love history, this is the podcast for you!

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