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by J. R. Zane, SCHS President Earth Day observation nationally began in 1970 led by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and others.  Schuylkill County did not ignore its significance, but the county’s observations were more on the low key side.  In Read more…


In December 1916, when life expectancy for American men was only 50 years, a picturesque “old” man with a white moustache, a goatee and flowing shoulder-length hair, dressed in a fringed buckskin jacket and custom made sombrero-styled hat, boasted that Read more…


Albert Boscov opened the largest of his department stores in Schuylkill County in August 1974.  It had been planned to be opened for several years but first tons of earth had to be moved to flatten out the area that Read more…


With President’s Day approaching it is a time to reminisce about the first time a President of the United States visited Schuylkill County.  The day was October 20, 1952.  Maybe you can reminisce but I can’t as I was not Read more…


Antique Appraisal Evening with George Blum


Saturday, November 12th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


“Pow Wow–PA Dutch Folk Medicine” presented by Porcupine Pat on October 26th at SCHS. Pow Wow is said to be a collection of European magic spells, recipes, and folk remedies of a type familiar to students of folklore. The formulas Read more…


My Shenandoah – A presentation by Andy Ulicny of the 125th Anniversary of Shenandoah, September 28th at 7 pm at the Schuylkill County Historical Society