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                                    Francis J. Ginther: Prisoner in North Korea                                                                         J.R. Zane With communist North Korea capturing news headlines over the past several years, many may have forgotten the news headlines from 50 years ago which had a definite North Read more…


New Program: June 26, 2019


An Evening of Antiques Appraisal with George BlumWednesday, May 29, 20195 – 8 PM305 North Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901570-622-7540 Join us for an evening of information and fun! Antique appraisal expert, George Blum will be on-site to provide information Read more…


A STORY ABOUT QUIZ SHOWS, BARBERS & MEMORIAL DAY By Jay Zane Have you been watching Jeopardy! – the quiz show that seems to have been on TV forever? If you have then you probably have seen James Holzhauer, the Read more…


Now through December 31st. Other Upcoming Events May 3 – public opening of Fine Art Exhibit “Children of the Coal Mines” by MaryAnn McKay May 29 – Antique appraisal by George Blum June 26 – Civil War Medicines by Dave Read more…


APRIL 2019 SOCIETY UPDATE J.R. Zane, President My last time travel blog concerning old Gordon Biehl’s store on S. Centre Street was one of the least viewed blogs for some reason, so this month I will devote to the Society Read more…


Time Travel to Biehl’s Electronics by Jay Zane Driving south on Centre Street in Pottsville towards Mount Carbon, catty-corner from the Centre Street Hardware Store, I spotted Kelly Printing in the glare of my headlights.  I was listening to a Read more…


Saturday, February 10, 10am-4pm, at the Fairlane Village Mall. Look for us!


                          The Luther Mansion at 5th and Mahantongo                                                    J. R. Zane I took my Pinto “Esquire” wagon out on the road again.  You know…the car that goes the furthest but not the farthest…my personal time travel road Read more…


Happenings at the Museum Jay Zane Many personnel changes occurred during the month of December.  The Board of Directors bid farewell to loyal long-time member, Richard Tomko, a former St. Clair and Blue Mountain American Government high school educator.  Additionally, Read more…