Catlin House and Lackawanna Historical Society
The headquarters of the Lackawanna Historical Society, this historic home contains exhibits and antiques, as well as a research library. Exhibits tell the history of early pioneers, the Civil War, coal mining and economic development, and the history of businesses and leading social and educational institutions in northeastern Pennsylvania from the 18th century to the present.
Lackawanna Historical Society is located in the historic home of George and Helen Catlin.
One of the rooms includes a reconstruction of a coal executive’s office. Other rooms include mining equipment and artifacts related to the Civil War.
Backstory and Context
Constructed in 1912 and home to financier George Catlin, this three-story home includes sixteen-rooms and six fireplaces. An architectural gem, the home features walnut woodwork and molded plaster ceilings. The Catlins were supporters of the Lackawanna Historical Society and bequeathed the home to the society in 1935.