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THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE WEEK THE Luzerne FOUNDATION were for good. THE WILKES-BARRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY Historic Preservation is identifying protecting and hancing places and objects of and cultural significance preservation also helps to shape lo building histori Historic identity and gives one a sense of place Since 2000, Wilkes-Barr Preservation Society's mission is to promote the architectural and social history of Wilkes-Bar In December of 2000 and 2004, Tony Brooks, Beby Bell Condon Lisa Cs and Harry Hais hosted Victorian themsed tours of the downtown mansions Over the years, thousands have enjoyed architectural walking tours of Wilkes-Bane's River Street Historic District, Luteme County Court House and social history tours of Hollenback Cemetery Under Tony Brook's leadership, the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society hosted a public meeting in 2016 to discuss idea for Irem Temple restoration From that meeting, the Irem Temple Restoration Project was formed, and a team assembled to restore, perve and program the 1907 built one-of-a-kind architectural gem. In 2017, the Preservation Society saved the oldest house in Wilkes-Bar, the 1793 Zebulon Burder House from demolition and in the process of storing it and creating an early Wilkes Barre history In 2020, the Preservation Society launched YouTube channel of local history Diamond City Trail of History In 2002 the Preservation Society is collaborating with the Times Leader Media Group and NEPA Camera Club to publish Great Historic Houses of Wilkes Barne, a beautifully designed coffee table book featuring 100 historic houses WBPS is also collaborating with the Osterhout Free Library to publish a children book on Wilkes-Barre history. In all the work they do the Preservation Society emphasizes the value of having a sense of place. Sense of place is defining onesell in terms of the landscape, history and shased experiences of a given place. The emotional factor makes a community psychologically comfortable, shapes local identity and gives one a spiritual bond to the land. Combining a strong sense of place with the goal and role of preservation and the storing willing that goes with it-is to pass the sech of civilization through the generations Through their partnership with The Lure Foundation, their endowment fund will ensue the torch is used The community is the collective caretaket of magnificent and historically important buildings they should be passed through the generations with pride, integrity and dignity Should you wish to support The Wilkes-Bare Preservation Society Fund of The Luxeme Foundation, please feel free to donate via the website listed below or by mail if you're passionate about historic preservation or other causes and want to make a difference here in Northeastern Pennsylvania- please give us a call at The Lureme Foundation Do you want to make our community better? So do we. Let's do it Because of you and for you, we are. Here for good. T WILKES-BARRÉ PRESERVATION SOCIETY THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION 34 SOUTH RIVER ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702 WWW.LUZFDN.ORG 570.822.2065 THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE WEEK THE Luzerne FOUNDATION were for good . THE WILKES - BARRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY Historic Preservation is identifying protecting and hancing places and objects of and cultural significance preservation also helps to shape lo building histori Historic identity and gives one a sense of place Since 2000 , Wilkes - Barr Preservation Society's mission is to promote the architectural and social history of Wilkes - Bar In December of 2000 and 2004 , Tony Brooks , Beby Bell Condon Lisa Cs and Harry Hais hosted Victorian themsed tours of the downtown mansions Over the years , thousands have enjoyed architectural walking tours of Wilkes - Bane's River Street Historic District , Luteme County Court House and social history tours of Hollenback Cemetery Under Tony Brook's leadership , the Wilkes - Barré Preservation Society hosted a public meeting in 2016 to discuss idea for Irem Temple restoration From that meeting , the Irem Temple Restoration Project was formed , and a team assembled to restore , perve and program the 1907 built one - of - a - kind architectural gem . In 2017 , the Preservation Society saved the oldest house in Wilkes - Bar , the 1793 Zebulon Burder House from demolition and in the process of storing it and creating an early Wilkes Barre history In 2020 , the Preservation Society launched YouTube channel of local history Diamond City Trail of History In 2002 the Preservation Society is collaborating with the Times Leader Media Group and NEPA Camera Club to publish Great Historic Houses of Wilkes Barne , a beautifully designed coffee table book featuring 100 historic houses WBPS is also collaborating with the Osterhout Free Library to publish a children book on Wilkes - Barre history . In all the work they do the Preservation Society emphasizes the value of having a sense of place . Sense of place is defining onesell in terms of the landscape , history and shased experiences of a given place . The emotional factor makes a community psychologically comfortable , shapes local identity and gives one a spiritual bond to the land . Combining a strong sense of place with the goal and role of preservation and the storing willing that goes with it - is to pass the sech of civilization through the generations Through their partnership with The Lure Foundation , their endowment fund will ensue the torch is used The community is the collective caretaket of magnificent and historically important buildings they should be passed through the generations with pride , integrity and dignity Should you wish to support The Wilkes - Bare Preservation Society Fund of The Luxeme Foundation , please feel free to donate via the website listed below or by mail if you're passionate about historic preservation or other causes and want to make a difference here in Northeastern Pennsylvania- please give us a call at The Lureme Foundation Do you want to make our community better ? So do we . Let's do it Because of you and for you , we are . Here for good . T WILKES - BARRÉ PRESERVATION SOCIETY THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION 34 SOUTH RIVER ST . WILKES - BARRE , PA 18702 WWW.LUZFDN.ORG 570.822.2065