George H. Catlin Memorial House
The Lackawanna Historical Society
The Lackawanna Historical Society was founded in 1886, eight years after Lackawanna County was incorporated. In early years the organization was known as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science. Its collections were kept in the County Courthouse and, later, in a room in the Everhart Museum.
In 1942 the 16-room home in front of you was bequeathed to the Lackawanna Historical Society by George H. Catlin and his wife, Helen. Mr. Catlin was a prominent financier, bank founder, attorney and a charter member of the Lackawanna Historical Society. Since 1943 the former Catlin residence has housed the Lackawanna Historical Society's offices, as well as its vast and important collection of published works, manuscripts, maps, atlases, documents and artifacts.
The Lackawanna Historical Society offers an exceptional research facility, educational and cultural programs, and guided tours. Society memberships are also available.
Erected by the Lackawanna Historical Society and Lackawanna Heritage Valley.
Location. 41° 24.353′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William W. Scranton (here, next to this marker); St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Martyrs' Grove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catherine Manley Coffey (about 300 feet away); Inigo Becomes St. Ignatius - 1491-1556 (about 400 feet away); The Honorable George W. Bush (about 600 feet away); Jacob and the Angel (about 800 feet away); The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Also see . . .
1. The Lackawanna Historical Society. (Submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lackawanna Heritage Valley. (Submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.