Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Schuylkill County Historical Society Announces November Lineup of Events

The Schuylkill County Historical Society is gearing up for an eventful November, offering an array of programs and activities for history enthusiasts. 

Exploring History Through the Lens of John F. Kennedy's Speech

On Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m., the Schuylkill County Historical Society, in collaboration with T-102's Local Reads book club, is set to delve into the historical significance of President John F. Kennedy's October 28, 1960, speech in Pottsville's Garfield Square. The event will take place at the Society's headquarters, located at 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville.

The discussion promises to be an enlightening exploration of Kennedy's memorable visit to the area and the impact of his words on the community. A transcript of the speech is readily available for those interested in a preview, accessible at T-102's website.

For more information on this event, or to secure your spot, please visit the Society's website or reach out to them directly at 570-622-7540.

A Showcase of Pioneer and Folk Toys with "Porcupine Pat" McKinney

Join renowned historian and collector "Porcupine Pat" McKinney on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. for a captivating presentation featuring his remarkable collection of pioneer and folk toys. This exciting event will be hosted at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville.

General admission is $5, while Society members can attend for free. Due to limited seating, reservations are essential. To secure your place, please contact the Society at 570-622-7540.

Experience the Art of Boilo Making

For those with a taste for adventure and culture, Amy Dougherty, the author of "No Wrong Way To Boilo!", will be teaching a boilo-making class at the Schuylkill County Historical Society. This interactive and delectable experience is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, and Tuesday, December 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Society's location, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville.

Participation in each class is priced at $30 for Society members and $35 for the general public, with the added bonus of delectable boilo samples to enjoy. As space is limited, reservations are a must. Reach out to the Society directly at 570-622-7540 to secure your spot and explore the art of boilo-making under Amy Dougherty's expert guidance.