Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Schuylkill County Historical Society Announces August Events

The Schuylkill County Historical Society has lined up more events for history enthusiasts throughout August.
Exploring Household Laundry Methods through the Ages: A Fascinating Program at Schuylkill County Historical Society

Have you ever wondered how laundry was done in the 1700s? Or how families managed their laundry routines throughout the 1940s? If you are intrigued by historical household practices, mark your calendars for an exciting program on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, located at 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville.

The event promises to be a captivating journey through time as Bob Lee of Newmanstown, a passionate collector of antique equipment, showcases his extensive collection of laundry-related artifacts. From washboards to wringers and everything in between, visitors will have the unique opportunity to witness the evolution of laundry methods used by households for over two centuries.

Admission to this program is free for Society members, while the general public can participate for a fee of $5. For more information about the event or to register your attendance, please contact the Schuylkill County Historical Society at 570-622-7540.

Local Reads Book Club Meeting: Exploring John O'Hara's "A Case History"

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m., the Local Reads book club will convene at the Society's location to delve into "A Case History," a captivating novella by renowned author John O'Hara. The novella is found in the collections "Gibbsville" and "Assembly."

If you're interested in joining the book club meeting, reach out to the Schuylkill County Historical Society at 570-622-7540 or visit T102 Radio's Local Reads website at https://www.t102radio.com/localreads/ for more details.

Book Signing Event with Vincent Genovese: Unraveling the Tragic Tale of "Billy, We Hardly Knew Ya"

Author Vincent Genovese, acclaimed for his works "The Angel of Ashland" and "The Pottsville Maroons and the NFL's Stolen Championship of 1925," will captivate his audience once again on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. During the event, Genovese will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, "Billy, We Hardly Knew Ya."

"Billy, We Hardly Knew Ya" revolves around the poignant story of William Ulmer, a young football player from Minersville High School who tragically lost his life during a game in 1943. Genovese's compelling narrative sheds light on this heartbreaking incident, providing a moving account of the times and the impact of such a loss on the community.

For more information on the event, kindly contact the Schuylkill County Historical Society at 570-622-7540.

The Schuylkill County Historical Society welcomes all history enthusiasts and curious minds to partake in these enlightening events. Embrace the chance to dive into the past, gaining valuable insights into the diverse facets of history that shaped our county.