On September 22 the historic Swetland Homestead will be open for tours and volunteer Katie Kearney will present a lecture on knitting in the Civil War era. Ms. Kearney will be dressed in historic clothing and will also talk about life on the “home front”. Children ages 4 to 12 will learn to knit with a “knitting mushroom” as children would have learned in the past.
The Swetland Homestead was home to one of the earliest families to come to Wyoming Valley from Connecticut in the 1760’s. A tour of the home reveals the changes which took place in the family, the Valley and the nation from those early settlement days through the Industrial Revolution.
Tours of the Homestead and activities are included in the entrance fee for the house: $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, Free for children 5 and younger. The Homestead, located at 885 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA, will be open from 1:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. For additional information, contact the Luzerne County Historical Society at 570 822-1727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.