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Bewitched, Befuddled and Bewildered

Friday August 11, 2023 8:00PM and Saturday August 12, 2023 8:00PM

Location: SLOPE AMPHITHEATER, off Broad Street Pittston, PA (behind the Pittston Library)

This TV/film event will honor the legacy of West Pittston native Marion Lorne. Miss Lorne was a star of stage and screen who created a daffy personality as her character. The last role of her career was starring as bewildered Aunt Clara on the Bewitched television series. This event will run for two evenings, August 11 and 12 from 8:00pm through 11:00pm on each evening. Join WPHS as we partner with the Downtown Pittston Partnership to present this free family event. The presentation will also include some interesting biographical information on Marian Lorne. 

2023 West Pittston History Day

Saturday MARCH 18, 2023 12noon though 3:00PM

The historical society will be hosting an event to showcase items from our collection. Please stop at the West Pittston Library at any time between 12:00 and 3:00 pm on March 18 to see a display of borough memorabilia.

We also invite visitors to bring old photos, slides, school items and memorabilia they think will contribute to continuing the legacy of West Pittston’s history.

Scanners will be available on site to digitize the pieces and all pho- tos and items will be returned that day. Visitors are encouraged to search their homes for historical artifacts to share with future gen- erations. Those who are unable to attend can still share their photos by emailing the historical society at: westpittstonhistory@

2023 First to Fall

Sunday July 2, 2023 2:00pm though 4:00PM

Location: Jenkins Harding Cemetery corner of Wyoming Avenue and Linden Street, West Pittston

The legacy of those who were the first to fall in the days leading up to the Battle of Wyoming will be honored at this annual ceremony being held at the Jenkins Harding Cemetery in West Pittston. Our featured speaker this year is Rich Jenkins a descendant of the original Jenkins family who first settled our area. Also participating are the 24th Connecticut Reenactors. This is a family oriented free event open to the public.

History of Firefighting in West Pittston

The West Pittston Historical Society will present a program on the history of the borough’s Hose Company #1 and the Goodwill Hose Company. The presentation on the early years of firefighting will include many historic photos of the original West Pittston firehouse, firefighters and early fire equipment.  Barry Hosier Sr. and Mary Portelli will collaborate in this presentation that will take place Monday October 17, 6:30pm at the West Pittston Library 200 Exeter Avenue West Pittston. The program is free and open to the public.  Please join us for this interesting and informative presentation. 

First to Fall

July 2, 2022

Our inaugural First to Fall event was held on Saturday July 2, 2022. We thank our featured speakers Clark Switzer and Attorney Stephen B. Killian.

WPHS Photo Raffle

July 2, 2022

To order raffle tickets please use Paypal to send payment donation to Be sure to include your email address in the message box so we can send you your ticket image. Two beautiful historic photos of West Pittston will be raffled off on July 2nd at the First to Fall event.

WPHS General Membership/Board of Directors Meeting – April 9, 2022

The WPHS Board of Directors will be holding a yearly public board meeting on Saturday April 9, 1:00 pm at the West Pittston Library. The meeting is open to historical society members and anyone with an interest in the historical society and their activities. This will not be a program meeting however we will be happy to answer any questions or take suggestions and comments from those attending. We hope to see you there.

Learn the History of Your West Pittston Home

If you live in West Pittston and are curious about the history of your home, this WPHS presentation will be of interest to you. The program will offer a general history of land development in the borough and how to use online resources to pin point the history and age of your home. Learn how to find out who lived in your home in the past, how to research your home’s deed, where to find map images of the borough and tips on where you might locate an old photo of your house. The resources presented will be focused on West Pittston but those from nearby communities may also find the sources helpful in their own research.

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West Pittston History Day

West Pittston History Day

All are invited to join us for the second West Pittston History Day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the West Pittston Library, Exeter Avenue. Residents are asked to bring old photos, slides, school items and memorabilia they think will contribute to continuing the legacy of West Pittston’s history. Scanners will be available on site and all photos and items will be returned that day. Residents are encouraged to search their homes for historical artifacts to share with future generations. Items from the society’s collection will also be on display. This image, of several West Pittston High School cheerleaders in the 1930s, was received by the society during its 2019 History Day observance.