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Take a 3-D Journey Along the Gravity Railroad!

On Wednesday, May 28, local historian John Revak will premiere “Northeastern Pennsylvania in Stereo,”
Space is limited so please call the Society if you plan to attend. Admission is $5 for Society members and $7 for non-members. For more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.
On Wednesday, May 28, local historian John Revak will premiere “Northeastern Pennsylvania in Stereo,” a narrated ride along the Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad using stereoviews enhanced with modern 3-D technology at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

 Do you remember the View-Master? If so then maybe you also know about antique stereoscopes. Stereoscopes, also known as stereopticons or stereo viewers, were one of America's most popular forms of entertainment in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The concept was simple. By using the device, a person could observe a left-eye and a right-eye view of the same scene, as a single three-dimensional image.

 During the height of its popularity in the 1880s and 90s, the production of stereo card sets was very common, often being sold as local interest collections or scenes from interesting places around the country. Several were produced to promote railroad lines and local scenes in the Lackawanna Valley. Using a PowerPoint program, Mr. Revak will present a narrated ride along the D&H Gravity of scanned stereo views enhanced with modern 3-D technology. 3-D glasses will be supplied for a truly virtual experience.  Space is limited so please call the Society if you plan to attend. Admission is $5 for Society members and $7 for non-members.

Founded in 1886 as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, the Lackawanna Historical Society provides the community with a record of local history through its museum and library collections, exhibits and programs. In 1942, from the bequest of George H. Catlin the Society established its permanent home at Catlin’s 1912 residence, located at 232 Monroe Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1965 Lackawanna County designated the Lackawanna Historical Society as the official county historical society and the Society continues to serve the county as a center for local history resources.

For more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

(Information from Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus )

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