Minersville Area Historical Society - Programs and Events

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2018 Schedule of Events 


(Free Programs to be announced)


Bus Trip April 7, 2018 to Washington, D.C.




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

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

All members please attend. Guests are welcome.

 Contact Dora Santarelli, Secretary, 570-544-9482 to verify 2018 meetings.





2 to 4 PM at Minersville Elementary School

Tickets $10 at Minersville Boro Hall

call 570-544-9482 Dora for info



 2017  Programs

Free Admission

Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM

Dave Williams speaker

"How to read a coal mine map"

Mountaineer Hose Co., S, Third St.


Thursday, October 26th at 7 PM

Bud Quandel presents

"History of the Bobb Factory"

Mountaineer Hose Co., S. Third St.



Thursday, September 21st at 7 PM

Bill Hanley presents

"Political History of the Area"

Mountaineer Hose Co., S. 3rd St.


Thursday, June 15th at 7 PM

"History of Little League in Minersville"

by Charles Roberts SR & JR

and Ron Rowland

at Mountaineer Hose Co. on S. Third Street


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.