The mission of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley is to facilitate community action in the preservation, promotion and development of the region’s history, cultural heritage and natural resources.
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Based in Scranton, the heritage area encompasses the watershed of the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne and Luzerne counties.
The focus of LHV is renewal – renewal of the environment, renewal of a strong and diverse economic base, renewal of pride and a sense of place. The heritage area serves a number of diverse constituencies, including historic and cultural sites, environmental organizations, students, educators, municipal governments, residents and visitors to the region.
Along with its partners, LHV supports and coordinates a diverse array of projects that preserve, promote, interpret and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of Northeastern Pennsylvania.