Minersville Area Historical Society - Pennsylvania

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 Celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year!

See our 2016 FREE Programs & Events page for the complete list.

Thanks to all our Speakers for donating their time and talents.

Thanks to all our valued members for your continued support!



This year, 2016, the Dedication Day Program is not being held due to the restoration of the area around the memorial stone for Civil War veteran, Captain Lawrence. However, the placement of flowers and flags throughout the cemetery on all war veterans graves will occur and is planned for Sunday, May 29th, and if necessary, completed on Monday, May 30th. Anyone wishing to participate please call Dora at 570-544-9482. We plan to continue our Dedication Day Program next year, in 2017.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our continuing Restoration  Project of the Union Cemetery.



2016 Business meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month 

at 7 PM at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on Fourth and Lewis Streets.

Members please attend. Guests are welcome.

We need help with all Committees; please volunteer today! 



Collect all seven of our Historical Commemorative Ornaments!

See our collection of Minersville Area historical ornaments for sale.     They make great gifts as well as remembrances of our hometown and surrounding areas past. Our newest ornament is the First National Bank of Minersville, which has been an iconic building in the center of our town for over 150 years.  Order yours now! Thank you for your support and interest in our local history!

 Go to:    http://minersville.net/Ornaments.html



Write to: Minersville Area Historical Society P.O. Box 577 Minersville, PA. 17954

 The Minersville Area Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to historically serve the community of Minersville, PA.  For questions or to arrange for any donations,  e-mail  Dora  at drshistory@verizon.net           All charitable donations are tax deductible.


Sadly, we acknowledge the passing of our member and a dear friend to all, Eleanor Yuhas, who was committed to her church and community all of her life in Minersville. Her presence will be greatly missed. Anyone wishing to donate to the Society in her honor and memory can contact Dora at 570-544-9482 or send checks to the Society  P.O. Box 577, Minersville 17954. All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Special thanks to Rick Ochs for being our May speaker on his Exxon service station history. He shared many stories and his memorabilia. It was an interesting evening and well attended.

 June 15th 2016 free program at 7 PM: Hap Anthony will discuss his bottle collection and bring samples to display at the Zion Church on 4th & Lewis Streets. Public welcome!


The new ornament is in. The First National Bank of Minersville is now available at $18 each. See photo below. (click photo for enlarged image)


Want to keep your history alive?

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME .  Dues are only $12 a year! 

"HISTORY MATTERS!" Dora Santarelli, Society President

Special thanks to Frank Reed Jr. for sponsoring our web site.


Come join us at:

  • our monthly meetings and learning programs
  • on a walkabout, talkabout the town
  • the Union Cemetery Decoration Day Memorial Ceremony
  • Fairlane Village Mall's Annual History Fair
  • Spirit Day in Minersville

 Ongoing Project: Restoration of the Union Cemetery will continue this spring. Thanks to all who donate and labor in the beautification process!