Schuylkill County Historical Society Events

The Schuylkill County Historical Society hosts several events in April.

Gettysburg National Military Park educator John David Hoptak will present a curriculum on Civil War General James Nagle, whose brigade played a key role in securing the Burnside Bridge during the Battle of Antietam, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Society, 305 N. Center St., Pottsville. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Society Members. For more information, call 570-622-7540.

The company will host the King Coal Winery and operate with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, in conjunction with the Reading & Northern Railroad’s Reading-to-Pottsville excursion. Guided tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the society. For more information, call 570-622-7540.

“The Doctor’s Son,” John O’Hara’s short story about the 1918 flu epidemic in that region, will be the subject of a reunion of the historical society‘s Local Reads book club and radio station T102 . Society volunteer Lisa Von Ahn will discuss the story and provide historical background at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at the Society. Online access will be available. For more information, contact T102 at 570-622-1360 or the company at 570-622-7540.

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