Preserving the Past for the Future

Minersville Area Historical Society

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Our Mission

The Minersville Area Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to historically serve the community of Minersville, PA.

Come Join Us:
• Monthly Meetings & Learning Programs
• Walkbout, Talkbout the Town
• The Union Cemetary Decoration Day & Memorial Ceremony
• Spirit Day in Minersville

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Donations

For meeting times or to arrange for any donations, e-mail The Historical Society at mahistsoc@gmail.com or 570-399-5037.

All charitable donations are tax deductible.

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Events

For meeting times or to arrange for any donations, e-mail The Historical Society at mahistsoc@gmail.com or 570-399-5037.

All charitable donations are tax deductible.

Minersville Borough Office

Help Keep History Alive

Event Calendar

  • OPEN HOUSE & Homemade Halushki Sale
  • 06/15/2024-10:00
  • 06/15/2024-14:00
  • 100 South Third Street, Minersville, PA 17954
  • Pre-ordering REQUIRED. Please pre-order by calling 570-294-3618 All Proceeds benefit the Minersville Area Historical Society
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Commemorative Ornaments

Collect All Seven Historical Ornaments

Minersville Train Station

SOLD OUT

Minersville Train Station

The original Minersville Train Station ornament has sold out. But in 2013, the Minersville Area Historical Society and the RR113 Project have teamed up for a re-creation of the ornament for the 100th Anniversary of the Minersville Train Station.

Buck Run Trinity Chapel

Buck Run Trinity Chapel

Still an active church in “the patch”, the Trinity Chapel Church  was established in the early 1900’s.  It was constructed with local sandstone by local volunteers and stone masons from England and was supervised by James B. Neale who owned the Buck Run Coal Company and the Canmore Coal Company in Alberta, Canada.  Mr. Neale climbed the Middle Sister’s Mountain in Canada and brought back a stone which he had placed in the wall on the right side of the altar so that a piece of his sister company would always remain in Buck Run. The current congregation works to maintain this historical structure.

First National Bank of Minersville

First National Bank of Minersville

The Bank is our latest ornament for sale. The price increase reflects the cost of manufacturing. Established in 1864, reorganized in 1987, and merged with Gratz Bank in 2015. Remained one branch for 150 years.

Mountaineer Hose Steam Engine

Mountaineer Hose Steam Engine

On October 14, 1887, the Steamer was purchased from the Good Intent Hose Co. of  Pottsville for the price of $1,200.  It has been the property of the Mountaineers ever since.

1931 Hahn Fire Truck

Forestville 1931 Hahn Fire Truck

On October 28, 2008, an electrical fire at the Forestville Fire House totally destroyed their beloved Hahn. All that was salvaged were two pieces – a smooth bore hose nozzle and the brass hood ornament. All were devastated at its loss. In its 75 years of existence, the Hahn was never taken out of service. 

Primrose Lytle Colliery

Primrose Lytle Colliery

The ornament shows the head frame, which brought the coal to the surface; the breaker, where the coal was processed; and the mine cars which carried the rock to the spill banks. Trains at that time were “coal fired” and transported the coal to the cities for use in homes and industries.

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