Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and comedian Jim Gaffigan explored Gaffigan's family connection to the Coal Region on "Finding Your Roots"
Silent film footage of a strip mine operation in Schuylkill County, 1917
A filmmaker recorded silent moving images of a strip mine in operation in Schuylkill County in December 1917.
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.
Visiting John Siney’s grave in St. Clair
John Siney led one of the first successful unions in America, which briefly united mineworkers in the 1870s.
Failure and bankruptcy loomed over coal operators in 19th century Schuylkill County
Schuylkill County was the graveyard of dreams in the 19th century. Failure stalked coal operators at their every move.
A tribute to a Coal Region labor leader – John Siney
John Siney led the Workingmen's Benevolent Association in actions against coal operators in the 1860s and 1870s.
“Assaults upon the senses” – The sights and sounds of the Coal Region in the 19th century
A visit to the Coal Region in the 19th century could be an overwhelming and memorable experience.