The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Society Happenings in September The Board of Directors of the Society met on Wednesday evening September 13th. Many topics were discussed, especially the upcoming events.  On Tuesday evening the Third Brigade Band will give a performance benefitting the Society to Read more…


September 10 Jay Zane, President of the SCHS, will be hosting the annual Charles Baber Cemetery History walk on Sunday September 10 at 3 (walk will actually start about 3:10). Location is 14th and West Market Street Pottsville.


Erasing History In 1975 Democratic Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., an avowed segregationist introduced a resolution in the United States Senate to restore General Robert E. Lee’s citizenship. The resolution was seconded by Democratic Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, a liberal Read more…


It was announced at the Board of Directors meeting of August 9th that the legendary Third Brigade Band will perform a concert on behalf of the Society’s World War I Exhibit on Tuesday September 19th. The concert will be at Read more…


Your Society has been hopping lately.  The World War I Exhibit is getting great reviews. Mary Ann Lubinsky, the Society’s social media czarina, had a photo of the WWI exhibit outdoor sign gain about 50 shares on Facebook.  Please stop Read more…


June 21, 2017 marks the 140th anniversary of the mass hanging in Pottsville of the six men labelled as ringleaders of the Mollie Maguires.  While it was the largest mass execution in Pennsylvania’s history, it was not the largest mass Read more…


I am taking a pause on history blogging right now.  Today I am blogging about the rainy day at the Society.  Jean Dellock was “on duty” Saturday May 13th and I stopped by to make sure everything was under control. Read more…