Charles Kershner describes Pottsville in the 1850s and details his service in the US Army after the Civil War

In part two of this interview from 1927, Charles Kershner reveals his experiences on the western frontier with the 5th United States Cavalry.

A vaccination campaign for schoolchildren in Schuylkill County in the 1850s

Medical officials and public school administrators worked together to enforce a mandate that students receive the smallpox vaccine in 1855.

How Schuylkill County football fans “watched” the Pottsville Maroon’s 1925 NFL Championship

As the Pottsville Maroons battled to a 1925 NFL Championship victory in Chicago, their loyal fans in Schuylkill County gathered at Pottsville's Hippodrome.

Two additions to the Wynning History collection show Pottsville in the early 20th century

The images show a general view of Pottsville from Lawton's Hill and a look at the city's Philadelphia and Reading Railroad depot.

A Pottsville minister’s letter to President-elect Abraham Lincoln – January 1861

Samuel F. Colt served as the minister at Pottsville's Second Presbyterian Church when he wrote his letter on behalf of Senator Simon Cameron.

As Pottsville rapidly expanded in the 1820s, it was missing something important: beer

And a German immigrant with a (now) famous last name raced to Schuylkill County to quench the city's thirst for suds.

A bit of Thanksgiving perspective from the pandemic of 1918

An editorial from a newspaper in Pottsville during the 1918 pandemic reminds us to be thankful for life amid a time of death.