Wyoming County Historical Society unveils new exhibit

The Wyoming County Historical Society served as a time machine Sunday, as nearly 250 people gathered for a blast from the past.

A new exhibit opened Sunday, providing a deeper look at the Wyoming County of long ago. It unveiled a new "West Wing" exhibit room to its museum filled with artifacts tied to the region's history.

"This is us. This is our community," Chairman, Mark Mitchell, said, "this is a part of who all of us are."

Visitors took a trip down memory lane as they were able to see what life may have been like for their ancestors.

"I've lived in this area for over 40 years so I really appreciate the history of my home," Sandy Vieczorek said.

Mitchell says one of the most impressive additions to the new exhibit is a wood carving made by a Civil War veteran who had lost an arm.

The exhibit also featured equipment from an old medical practice and from a cottage bedroom, among other historical artifacts.

A new display of quilts dating back to the 1860's sat near the entrance. They are symbols of how times is woven together.

According to the Society's website the museum, located in Tunkhannock, is open until October. Tours are booked by appointment only.

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