Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., will hold a virtual celebration to mark its 90th anniversary and wants the public to join the fun.
The center, which remains closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, announced Thursday that the celebration will begin Monday, May 18, the same date the building opened in 1930. The public can participate by sharing memories of the cultural center by submitting a short video clip (less than one minute), photos or stories, which the venue then will feature on its website, social media channels and other communications.
“Before the pandemic outbreak, we were brainstorming ideas for an on-site celebration, because we believe our building doesn’t just belong to us, but the entire community,” Executive Director Deborah Moran Peterson said in a statement. “Now, we’ve opted to shift our celebration to the digital sphere as a way to look back on 90 years of history and bring the community together during a time when we all need it the most.”
To submit contributions, email email@example.com, message the venue through its Facebook or Instagram pages or mail items to Scranton Cultural Center – Attn: Rachael Fronduti, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. Submissions are due Sunday, May 17, at noon.
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