Wilkes University


Sordoni to Host Mining Our History Lecture Today

Mining our History: What We Can Learn from Photos of the Past with Dr. Aimee Newell
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m. 

The Luzerne County Historical Society has thousands of photos from the 1800s and 1900s documenting all aspects of the past, including coal mining and its effects on the people and the landscape of our area. Join LCHS Executive Director Aimee Newell as she shares some of these mining-related photos and explores what they can teach us about our history, along with how they resonate with the photos in the Rust Belt Biennial.

Aimee Newell is the Executive Director of the Luzerne County Historical Society in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and an M.B.A .from Suffolk University. She has previously worked at the Nantucket Historical Association, Old Sturbridge Village and the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library. She is on the board of PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide museum association, and on the steering committee for AASLH’s Small Museums Affinity Group.

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