Minersville Area Historical Society - Programs and Events

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 2019 Schedule of Events:


Thursday, May 16th

Martin Heffron

Branchdale's Sculptor/Artist

7 PM at Mountaineer Hose Co.

Free Admission



2018 Schedule of Events 


Mining Engineering of the Tunnel

at the Battle of the Crater

by David Williams

Thursday, October 25th 2018

7PM at the Mountaineer Hose Co.

Free Admission



History of the Kear Family

by Dr. M. Irvil Kear

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7 PM

Mountaineer Hose Co. on S. Third StreetFree admission


Roadshow with local appraiser George Blum

Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

at the Mountaineer Hose Co. on Third Street

Appraisals $5 each or 3 for $10




Thursday, May 17th at 7 PM

Chief Michael Combs will speak about

"The History of Law Enforcement in Minersville"

Where: Mountaineer Hose Co. Hall on Third Street

Free Admission



Bus Trip April 7, 2018 to Washington, D.C.



Call for all business meeting dates and times 544-9482

at the Asenavage History House on 100-102 S.Third Street

All members please attend. Guests are welcome.

 Contact Dora Santarelli, Secretary, 570-544-9482 to verify 2018 meetings.





2 to 4 PM at Minersville Elementary School

Tickets $10 at Minersville Boro Hall

call 570-544-9482 Dora for info



 2017  Programs

Free Admission

Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM

Dave Williams speaker

"How to read a coal mine map"

Mountaineer Hose Co., S, Third St.


Thursday, October 26th at 7 PM

Bud Quandel presents

"History of the Bobb Factory"

Mountaineer Hose Co., S. Third St.



Thursday, September 21st at 7 PM

Bill Hanley presents

"Political History of the Area"

Mountaineer Hose Co., S. 3rd St.


Thursday, June 15th at 7 PM

"History of Little League in Minersville"

by Charles Roberts SR & JR

and Ron Rowland

at Mountaineer Hose Co. on S. Third Street


Thursday, April 20th at 7 PM:

"Caring for Quilts at Any Age"

by Susan Paul, presenter

at Mountaineer Fire House

S. Third Street






2016 Programs:


April 20th - Author Vincent Genovese

"The Pottsville Maroons Championship 1925"

This Minersville resident and self-published author will have his books for sale for all you Maroons fans. The Maroons home field was where King's Village stands today, along the Maroons Highway, of course! FYI: Maroons memorabilia is on display at the Schuylkill County Historical Society's 2nd floor in Pottsville.


May 18th - Rick Ochs

" Service Station History and Motor Stories"

 Rick's father, Adam Ochs, began his family's business in Minersville. Remember when you could tell an attendant to "Fill 'er up" for a couple of bucks and get your windows washed and tires checked? Those were the days!


June 15th -  "Hap" Anthony

"Bottle Collection  & History of Minersville's Beverages"

Hap's personal collection of bottles is unique and reflects our local business gone by. These are tangible pieces of our local history and he can tell you all about them! Hap is one of our Laggin' (original) members.


August 17th - Dave Pukas

"History of Minersville 1918"

A follow-up to his first program, Dave has extensive knowledge of Minersville's people, where they lived and their way of life from his lifetime of research and private collection of memorabilia. A lot happened in 1918 that changed the course of our history - just ask our local Historian, Dave.


September 2016 - Author Mark Bulik

"Sons of Molly Maguire - Irish Roots"

The author will have his book for sale. Preview it on www.Amazon.com. Details the era prior to America's Mollies. Mr. Bulik is a graduate of Georgetown University, lives in New Jersey and works as an assistant news editor for the New York Times.