Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area
1731-, 1737 Nay Aug Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 963-6730 x8200
In 1991, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA) was named the first State Heritage Park in Pennsylvania, and in 2000, it was designated as a National Heritage Area by the US Congress in recognition of the regions unique contribution to the American experience. A member of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley encompasses the watershed area of the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Luzerne counties, and is home to the Steamtown National Historic Site. Historians consider Scranton the industrial center of the region. The huge coal industry, iron and steel production, railroading and railroad building, food processing, large-scale fabrication, and textiles all played a significant role in the areas growth. The region became the powerful engine that drove Americas Industrial Revolution.