Thursday, August 19, 2021

Schuylkill County Historical Society Announces September Events

The Schuylkill County Historical Society has announced upcoming events for September 2021.


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The Schuylkill County Historical Society will present a John O’Hara walking tour on Saturday, Sept. 18. Participants will meet at the O’Hara statue on Centre Street between Howard Avenue and Mahantongo Street. Fees are $10 for Society members and $15 for the general public. 

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Amy Dougherty, who operates a boilo business, will lead a class on how to make this popular regional beverage from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Participants must bring a one-pint mason jar and ½ cup to one cup of their preferred alcohol. The evening will end with boilo sampling. The cost is $25 for Society members and $30 for the general public. Reservations are required.

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Reading Deputy Fire Chief and local historian Michael Glore will discuss “Schuylkill County Firefighting: A Legacy of Frame Row Homes” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Admission is free for Society members and $5 for the general public.

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For more information on any of the above events, call the Society at 570-622-7540.

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