Minersville Area Historical Society - Programs and Events

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Business meetings are the 3rd Wed of the month at 7 PM

at the Asenavage House on 100-102 S.Third Street

All members please attend. Guests are welcome.

 Contact Dora Santarelli, Secretary, 570-544-9482 to verify 2017 meetings.


 2017  Programs

Free Admission

Thursday, April 20th at 7 PM:

"Caring for Quilts at Any Age"

by Susan Paul, presenter

at Mountaineer Fire House

S. Third Street






2016 Programs:


April 20th - Author Vincent Genovese

"The Pottsville Maroons Championship 1925"

This Minersville resident and self-published author will have his books for sale for all you Maroons fans. The Maroons home field was where King's Village stands today, along the Maroons Highway, of course! FYI: Maroons memorabilia is on display at the Schuylkill County Historical Society's 2nd floor in Pottsville.


May 18th - Rick Ochs

" Service Station History and Motor Stories"

 Rick's father, Adam Ochs, began his family's business in Minersville. Remember when you could tell an attendant to "Fill 'er up" for a couple of bucks and get your windows washed and tires checked? Those were the days!


June 15th -  "Hap" Anthony

"Bottle Collection  & History of Minersville's Beverages"

Hap's personal collection of bottles is unique and reflects our local business gone by. These are tangible pieces of our local history and he can tell you all about them! Hap is one of our Laggin' (original) members.


August 17th - Dave Pukas

"History of Minersville 1918"

A follow-up to his first program, Dave has extensive knowledge of Minersville's people, where they lived and their way of life from his lifetime of research and private collection of memorabilia. A lot happened in 1918 that changed the course of our history - just ask our local Historian, Dave.


September 2016 - Author Mark Bulik

"Sons of Molly Maguire - Irish Roots"

The author will have his book for sale. Preview it on www.Amazon.com. Details the era prior to America's Mollies. Mr. Bulik is a graduate of Georgetown University, lives in New Jersey and works as an assistant news editor for the New York Times.