American relief efforts for Ukrainian war refugees in 2022 echoes a previous campaign in Schuylkill County during World War I.
“Christmas 1945” – The first Christmas after a long national struggle
The Shenandoah Evening Herald ran a moving editorial on Christmas Eve 1945 about the meaning of the holiday after World War II.
A colorized postcard of the West Shenandoah Colliery
This image from Schuylkill County is among the new additions to the Wynning History image collection.
“Among the Pennsylvania coal-strikers” – A dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike
This dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike eloquently describes the battle lines as the strike entered its pivotal fifth month.
A Thanksgiving sermon in the aftermath of the 1902 Coal Strike
Rev. John Hensyl spoke to a packed crowd in Shenandoah's Presbyterian Church about poverty on Thanksgiving Day 1902.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz welcomed New Year 1944 with the hope that it meant Allied victory
Irvin Schwartz looked forward to 1944 as being the year that he hoped would see the end of World War II.
Photograph from the 1860s shows incredible detail of the Shenandoah City Colliery
Pottsville photograph A.M. Allen made a trip to northern Schuylkill County to capture an image of the Shenandoah City Colliery.
A photograph of Shenandoah from the collections of the New York Public Library
The photograph by Michael Dockweiler shows the Schuylkill County mining community as it appeared in the late 19th century.
A story from 1918 reveals chaos as “Spanish flu” raged through Schuylkill County
In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
Violence in the Coal Region and the Molly Maguire conspiracy theory
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.