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1821 Studios Network

1821 Studios Network


Video & Multimedia Productions


Mike is the CEO and Founder of  the 1821 Studios Network. He is also co-host of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, The Fire and Ice Podcast, and Playing with Matches. Currently, he teaches History and Civics/Economics at Wilkes-Barre Area High School and is treasurer for the Wilkes-Barre Area Education Association.

In his community, he is the past financial secretary and recording secretary for St. Conrad's YMS, he is a former advisory board member for Luzerne County Children and Youth, a former member of the board of directors for the Luzerne County Historical Society, and Past President of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

In 2017, he was featured in the Times Leader's "20 Under 40" list.

You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok at MichaelWard 1821 or email him at

My company, 1821 Studios Network LLC, started with a simple purpose. Teaching local history. Along with Mark Riccetti, Jr. (Director of Operations, Programming, and Museum Curator for the Luzerne County Historical Society) we created “Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society.” Aptly named “Fireside History” because it is recorded next to the fireplace in the summer kitchen at the Swetland Homestead, built in 1821. That spurred the creation of 1821 Studios Network. Of course, 1821 comes from the original recording studio inside the Swetland Homestead.

The first episode came out in February of 2021 and the official LLC was formed in April of 2022. Since then we have been downloaded over 2,000 times! One Facebook ad alone reached 6,000 people, had 700 reactions, and 40 shares. Your company can share in this success and spread its message with us, as we grow.

The shows are available on all major podcasting sites like, Apple, Spotify, Podbean, Google, Amazon, Audible, Samsung, Podchaser, Stitcher, and more. On top of that, episodes are available on YouTube, which have been viewed over 100 times. Plus, I am utilizing four different social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. You can find me @MichaelWard1821 on all four. I also created a website which can be found at 

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