PHOTOS: Swetland Event Looks At Christmas Of Days Gone By

December 2, 2018 GMT

A Festive Traditions Christmas event kicked off Saturday at the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. The Luzerne County Historical Society hosted an interactive tour about how Christmas traditions developed in the Wyoming Valley this weekend.

The event continues today from 2 to 5 p.m. and features period cooking demonstrations, costumed tour guides and decorations from the collection of Lissa and Dick Smith. Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non members. Kids who are between the ages of 5 and 17 are $5.

Swetland Homestead was originally built in 1803. It is registered on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts a number of special events year round, including Christmas Candlelight tours starting in early December.


Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society. The society preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County at the Bishop Library and the Museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Denison House in Forty Fort and the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming.

To become a member or for information, call 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or email reservations@luzernehistory.org.