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Centers for the Performing Arts

F.M. Kirby Center
Located at 71 Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, this 1930's era art decor theater seats 1800, and rivals major metropolitan cultural facilities throughout the nation. Name entertainment from ballet to theater, Philharmonic to rock, drama to comedy are featured. Call 826-1100 for more information.
Scranton Cultural Center
Located at 420 N. Washington St just a short walk from the courthouse, this theater seats 1600, and has a wide variety of events from classical music to Broadway shows. Call 570-344-1111 for more information.
Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
Located on the corner of South and River streets, this 500-seat cultural center features 120 performances yearly, and serves as the home base for the university-sponsored "Concert & Lecture" series. Call 570-408-4540 or 570-408-4420 for more information.
Wyoming Seminary Buckingham Arts Center
Located on North Sprague Ave in Kingston, the Performing Arts Division presents a series of performances by visiting guest artists which are open to the public. Call 283-6017 for more information.
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Blues and Live Music Festivals for Charity

Theaters of Northeastern PA

Little Theater of Wilkes-Barre
Located at 537 North Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, this is the oldest continuous community theater in the U.S. The nonprofit theater performs and presents five shows during its September to June season. Call 823-1875 for more information.
Showcase Theater
Located at 54 Tunkhannock Ave in Exeter, this is the area's only area theater. Since 1963, they offer 24 performances in their September to June season. Call 654-2555 for more information.
Scranton Civic Ballet Co
They present The Nutcracker every December, and assortment of classical and modern works at the Scranton Cultural Center. Call 570-343-0115 for more information.
The Music Box Dinner Playhouse
Located at 196 Hughes St. in Swoyersville, the Music Box Players perform 10 full productions each year in their March to December season. Call 283-2195 for more information.
The Sordoni Art Gallery
Located at 150 South River St. in Wilkes-Barre, there is over 2000 square feet of exhibition space. It provides an ambitious schedule of exhibitions, lectures, related programs and permanent collection, focusing on 19th and 20th century American art. Call 824-4651 X4325 for more information.
The Marquis George MacDonald Art Gallery
Located at the College Misericordia in Dallas, this features a variety of exhibits throughout the year.
Mohegan Sun Arena
This Multi-purpose Arena has seating capacity for 8,500, hosts major events, and is the home ice for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey team. Take exit 168 (46) I81.

Museums and Historic Sites

Steamtown National Historic Site
Located near the Lackawanna Station in Scranton, the park occupies about forty acres of the former Scranton Yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and includes historic railroading buildings. It operates 3 historic steam locomotives. There are two hour, 26 mile steam excursions to Moscow, Pennsylvania during the summer and fall seasons for an authentic journey into America's past. Take exit 185 (53) I81 North or check the Steamtown NHS site for more information and directions.
Electric City Trolley Museum
Located in downtown Scranton, trolley excursions will depart from the main passenger platform of the Steamtown National Historic Site (570) 963-6590
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and Museum
Located in McDade Park on Keyser Ave in Scranton, this tour is an incredible underground excursion into the actual abandoned workings of the Slope 190 Mine. The hard coal mine takes your thoughts back to the time when coal was the bread and butter of Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is open from April to November Tuesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 4:30 PM. Call 963-MINE for more information.
See Coal Breakers in the area and Coal mining area pictures
Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA.
Located 2 miles off I81 Exit 190 (56) Main Avenue, this museum has everything about Houdini and his magic and escapes. Scranton's Houdini Museum is the only museum in the world totally devoted to Houdini. It tells of his life, the history of the area and Houdini's special appearances here as well. The tour changes every year and in the summer includes a live magic show. Reservations in the winter and they are open all summer 7 days a week.
1433 N. Main Ave. Scranton, PA 18508 (570) 342-5555
Scranton Iron Furnaces
Located at the Cedar Ave exit of the Scranton Expressway, these giant structures include four massive stone blast furnace stacks of the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Co. Open daily 963-3208
Nicholson Bridge
During 1912-1915, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad constructed a massive 2375' long x 240' high, viaduct to span the valley in Nicholson in order to shave hours off the Clarks Summit to New Milford cutoff. It took twelve spans to make this majestic structure complete: Ten spans of 180 feet, and two spans of 100 feet.
For more information, contact The Nicholson Heritage Association at P.O. Box 496, Nicholson, Pa. 18446
Eckley Miners' Village
Located near Freeland, this living history site is dedicated to the lives of the immigrants who toiled in the coal fields. 636-2070
Nathan Denison House
Located at 35 Denison St. in Forty Fort, this site was the home of a Connecticut 1790 settler in Wyoming Valley. Call 288-6784 for more information.
Swetland Homestead
Located in Wyoming, this historic house reflects the growth and development of Wyoming Valley in its architecture and furnishings. The original settler's cabin was built in 1797. 823-6244 or 693-2740
Located in Nay Aug Park in Scranton, this museum features collections of American Indian, Oriental, African, and Oceanic art, Dorflinger Brilliant Cut Glass Gallery, and a Dinosaur Hall. Call 346-7186 or 346-8370.
Dorflinger Glass Museum
Located on Long Ridge Rd in White Mills on Rt 6 north of Hawley, this collection of original brilliant cut glass is from the Dorflinger Glass Company. Christian Dorflinger established the Dorflinger Glass Works company in 1862. It was one of the top quality companies of the era, and his glass was used by several Presidents. The collection ranges from the very rare colored(cut-to clear) crystal hand carved glass to the techniques of the lost art of cut glass. There is also a 600-acre wildlife sanctuary. 253-1185
Wyoming Monument
Located on RT 11 in Wyoming, this plain obelisk 62 ft high dark grey stone stands as a silent and grand memorial to those who gave their lives for the safety of their friends and loved ones.
Luzerne County Court House
Located at North River and North St. Bridge in Wilkes-Barre, you will see the history of the County illustrated in mosaics and murals. Built during the period of Wilkes-Barre's greatest prosperity, this is a symbol of the wealth and pride of the area. Call 825-1500 for more information.
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
Located on 69 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre (Behind the Osterhout Free Library), rotating exhibits emphasize events and important influences in the lives of the people of the area, using selections from the Society's collections such as tools and machinery, clothing and household articles, as well as photographs and paintings. Call (570) 823-6244
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