Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

Ebenezer E.C. Church

326 West Market Street

Williamstown, Pennsylvania 17098

Join local historian Jake Wynn on March 12, 2017 at 5 PM for a presentation on the development and early days of Williamstown, Pennsylvania.

Once home to the biggest anthracite coal mining operation in the world, this community has undergone significant changes since the first settlers arrived in Williams Valley in the 1820s and 1830s. Laid out during the American Civil War, the new community of Williamstown rapidly grew as a result of the incredible demands of the Industrial Revolution following that bloody conflict.

The presentation will examine the early days in Williams Valley, the development of the anthracite coal trade in the region, and the important political and industrial leaders who literally put this town on the map. Wynn will also look at the average resident and how their lives and work shaped the future for this incredibly prosperous little town as it grew from a community of less than 100 people in 1860 to more than 5,000 in 1900.

The talk is FREE and open to the public. Donations to the Williamstown Historical Society will be accepted.

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