In June 1940, an American Red Cross chapter in Luzerne County used a powerful photograph of refugees to encourage donations for war relief.
Ukrainian Relief Day in Schuylkill County in 1917 and where you can donate today
American relief efforts for Ukrainian war refugees in 2022 echoes a previous campaign in Schuylkill County during World War I.
A child’s eye view – my 9/11 story
As an eight-year-old, watching the attacks of September 11, 2001 changed who I am and the path I took in life.
Jim Gaffigan’s Coal Region connections featured on “Finding Your Roots” on PBS
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and comedian Jim Gaffigan explored Gaffigan's family connection to the Coal Region on "Finding Your Roots"
Golden-tinged memories of Christmas Eve recalled in the dark days of the Civil War – 1861
A writer in Luzerne County penned a beautiful, yet sad, remembrance of Christmas Eves past and the memories they inspired amid a terrible time in the country's history.
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.
Get out and perform your civic duty today.
Wynning History in the Press – April 13, 2020
The blog's focus on the 1918 influenza pandemic has been featured in the Pottsville Republican-Herald.
Facebook Live – 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Check out of our first socially distance episode of "Coffee with Jake!"
Living History – The COVID-19 Pandemic
During this pandemic, listen to the experts in public health. But also take the opportunity to document this historical moment for future generations.