Lackawanna Historical Society to hold 12th Annual Grand Civil War Ball and Downton Abbey Tea

For Abington Journal | February 29th, 2016 12:01 pm

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna Historical Society will host its 12th Annual Grand Civil War Ball on Saturday, April 9 at The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m., with music by period dance band Spare Parts and prompting by Ball Preceptor Martha Griffin.

The Civil War Ball is an effort to recreate a period ball from the 1860s. Dancers will spend the evening participating in many of the dances that were popular during the time of the Civil War. Period dress and dress blues or grays are greatly admired, but not required. Modern formalwear is acceptable. A dance workshop will be held at 1 p.m. at The Century Club for those who wish to learn or review the dances before the ball. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple; the ball does not include dinner and tickets are non-refundable but can be purchased at the door.

The fun will continue with a Downton Abbey Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Carmen’s Restaurant at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Ragtime music will be provided by Spare Parts and dancing is encouraged. Brunch is $35 per person and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society. Reservations can be made by calling Carmen’s at 570-558-3929.

For more information or tickets for the ball, call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email

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Information provided by Lackawanna Historical Society.