Street Detours Expected on Saturday, March 15
Scranton's "St Patrick's Day Parade" is tentatively scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Large crowds in the city and along the downtown parade route are expected, which will result in street closures, traffic detours and delays. More »
Steamtown NHS to Hold Volunteer Fair
Contact: Harold Hagen, 570-340-5182
SCRANTON, Pa. - Becoming part of American history is an opportunity that anyone can take. Sure, not all of us are cut out to be heroes, and the positions for being a framer of the Constitution are already taken.Yet, history is full of achievements, large and small, that the National Park Service (NPS) commemorates in the more than 400 park sites it manages.Keeping that history alive, and helping to create memorable moments for visitors, often falls on the shoulders of VIPs - Volunteers-in-Parks.
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Did You Know?
Though made of steel, the tires on a steam locomotive wear out. A new tire is cut slightly too small and then it is heated until it expands. After workers slide it onto the wheel, the tire shrinks as it cools and is locked into place. Learn more about steam locomotive maintenance at Steamtown NHS. More...