Historical Videos

Thank you to the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society for highlighting some of the incredible history and architecture found #HereinLC! For more information or to support the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society, please call 570.793.3631 or visit their website.

Stegmaier: the Brewery and the Family

Episode 1 of Diamond City Trail of History with Tony Brooks:  Discover the history of what was once the third largest brewery in the state of Pennsylvania and how the beer helped build St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, the best example of Victorian Gothic architecture in Wilkes-Barre. View the stunning architecture of the Stegmaier Mansions in Downtown Wilkes-Barre before visiting the historic Hollenback Cemetery

There’s more to see!
Plan your next event at one of the Stegmaier Mansions or spend the night in Victorian Luxury at the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion:

Mary Stegmaier Mansion

Mary Stegmaier Mansion

Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

14 Veterans Who Shaped Our Nation

Episode 2 of Diamond City Trail of History with Tony Brooks: Go inside the gates of the Hollenback Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre to the final resting place of Revolutionary War veterans. Uncover the stories of these men who fought for this country’s independence, discovered and settled new territory and were a huge part of the early success of the United States.

The Oldest House in Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was foundational in the forming of our great nation and its history is full of people who made the United States what it is today.  
In this episode, we explore the OLDEST house in Wilkes-Barre City: and talk about how the family who owned the Zebulon Butler House has influenced the history of our city and the entire nation.

Diamond City: Trail of History is produced by Jonathan Edwards - 570 Drone
Directed, filmed and edited by Jonathan Edwards
Director of Photography: Michael Belardi
Gaffer/Grip (all things lighting): JB Earl
Assistant drone operator: Justin Goreschak

Visit Luzerne County History

Welcome to Eckley Miners' Village

Take a glimpse at a village frozen in time. Founded in 1854, Eckley is a planned 19th century coal mining town.  Known as “patch towns,” mining companies often built industrial communities to house their employees near the collieries, or mining operations, for which they worked. These communities provided mining families with the basic necessities such as housing and medical care, as well as basic amenities like a store, a school and churches. While the company greatly influenced the lives of its village residents, many families, new to America, worked to keep the culture of their native country alive in their new home while facing their own challenges.

Plan your visit to Eckley!

Eckley Miners' Village Fall