TUNKHANNOCK — An area Girl Scout group was treated on Saturday morning, June 18 to an abbreviated preview of the two-mile Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour, a collaborative project by the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, PA Route 6 Alliance, the Wyoming County Historical Society and the Dietrich Theater.
The group headed out from the Dietrich Theater, following volunteer tour guides Dianne Rosengrant and Greg Spencer, both of Tunkhannock, on the planned route. Pausing at various historic landmarks, the guides talked about the buildings’ features and the stories behind them. The girls were especially enamored with the idea of the town’s Sears and Roebuck house, which was ordered from a catalogue in 1935 and delivered by train in 1936. Known as the Ervine House, the home stands at 67 Elm St.
The general public will have the opportunity to join in the adventures of the guided tours, beginning at 12:30 p.m Founder’s Day, Saturday, June 25. They will then repeat at 5 p.m. Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Admission is free, but space is limited, and pre-registration is required by calling the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
The full tours begin and end at the theater and take about an hour-and-a-half to complete. For those who wish to take a self-guided tour, booklets, featuring a map along with photos and descriptions of the 40 featured landmarks, will be available at the theater during regular business hours, beginning on Founder’s Day.
For more information, contact the Dietrich or visit the Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour on Facebook.
Wyoming County Commissioner Judy Kraft Mead, far right, talks to the Girl Scouts about the history of her home, shown in background, after happening upon the tour group as it paused in front of the estate on Saturday morning.