Minersville Area Historical Society - Newsletter

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Who we are and what we do in and for our community:

 The Historical Society is active through many free programs and events. See our complete calendar at:   http://www.minersville.net/meetings.html

 

A variety of educational historical programs are scheduled several times a year featuring member or guest speakers, book authors or video presentations. Here Bob Kimmel speaks about the history of the Mine Hill and Schuylkill Haven Railroad system.

Minersville author Vince Genovese (on Rt) with poet Bill Gaydor from Orwigsburg were April 2016 speakers about the Pottsville Maroons. The Maroons' home field was in what is now King's Village. Books for sale by author.

ANNUAL DECORATION DAY Ceremony is conducted on May 30th at the Union Cemetery on Fifth Street. The grave sites of our veterans of 5 wars are decorated with flags and flowers in this solemn event honoring our brave hometown heroes.

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SPIRIT DAY - September 7th, 2014

We maintain a booth at Minersville's annual SPIRIT DAY, which is the 1st Sunday in September. Our group shows some local historical artifacts and sells collectable historical ornaments. This year we had two locations: on North Street and at the Train Station. We are always looking for new members for only $12 a year. We are also at the Fairlane Village Mall for the Schuylkill History Fair every February. Come join us there as well!

DEBORAH NOUZOVSKY MEMORIAL PLAQUE was presented to her family members at the High Rise Platfom on Spirit Day 2014 in Minersville in honor of Deborah's lifetime of research to our local genealogical history and her devotion to our Society.

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************JUNE 2016 HISTORY STUDENT AWARDS******* The Minersville Elementary School Recipient - Kyle Pritiskutch and the High School Recipient - Michael Flemming. Congratulations to both of these fine students!*************************************************************

The Society was a Silver Sponsor for the Minersville High School's football stadium new entrance project that was dedicated in September 2014.

~~~~ OUR MOST AMBITIOUS PROJECT TO DATE ~~~~ The Minersville Area Historical Society erected the THOMAS REED MEMORIAL in September 2013 as a monument to Minersville's First Settler. It is located in the front of the Union Cemetery on Fifth Street and can be seen from the road as you drive by.

Our Society continues to work together with the Borough of Minersville to beautify and maintain the Union Cemetery as the first final resting place of our early residents from the 1800's.

See the slideshow of our dedication ceremony on our web site.

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