Historical Society exhibition honors third presidential visit to the Wyoming Monument


First Posted: 5/23/2013

The Luzerne County Historical Society is hosting a special exhibition at the T.W. Shoemaker Art Gallery entitled “Wyoming Monument: Through the Years.”

The exhibition is in honor of the third presidential visit to the Wyoming Monument on Tuesday, May 28 when President Jimmy Carter will speak at the monument at 3 p.m.

President Rutherford B. Hayes visited in 1878 and President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905.

The exhibition will open immediately after Carter’s speech and will showcase 15 images of the Wyoming Monument from the 1860s to the 1920s. High-quality art reproductions of the images will also be available.

The Wyoming Monument is an American Revolutionary War monument and gravesite located in the borough of Wyoming and marks the gravesite of the bones of victims of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming which took place on July 3, 1778.

T.W. Shoemaker Art Gallery is located at 312 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

The exhibition will run until Thursday, July 4. For more information, contact Tony Brooks at 823-6244, extension 1.

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