Welcome to Shenandoah
Shenandoah, located along PA Routes 54 and 924 in the Upper
Schuylkill Region, is an ethnically diverse town that expresses its
cultural flair through a vibrant Main Street dotted with a selection
of fine restaurants and shops.
Borough residents worship at Shenandoah's historic churches that
feature magnificent architectural and artistic elements. Visitors are
always welcome to experience the atmosphere and celebrate mass with
the community. St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church was the first
Greek Catholic Church established in the United States in 1884.
Shenandoah is the birthplace of famed big band
musicians Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who consistently topped the charts in the
1930s and 1940s with some of the best swing rhythms ever created, such as
"Chasing Shadows," "Anything Goes," and "I'll Never Say Never Again."
Learn more about Shenandoah's Downtown Revitalization
The borough is also
the birthplace of Mary Twardzik, whose son Ted - using Mary's
original recipe - launched the Shenandoah-based, and
Mrs. T's Pierogies, a staple of
Schuylkill County's cuisine and local economy.
Shenandoah's "Heritage Day", the last weekend in
August, includes "The Parade of Nations" and is a unique experience not to be
missed. Marchers in native costumes, representing fourteen nationalities that
make up the ethnic heritage of the town, proudly display their ancestral pride
accompanied by bagpipe, polka and even mariachi bands.
A point of
interest to visitors as well as locals is the Pennsylvania Anthracite
Miners Memorial, in Shenandoah's Girard Park, at the corner of Main
and Washington Streets. The large three-paneled bronze bas relief
sculpture by Zenos Frudakis is dedicated to the thousands of
anthracite coal miners who lived and worked in Pennsylvania.
impressive monument is surrounded by bricks featuring the names of
many of the miners, and benches where visitors can rest and reflect
on the hardworking residents of the Upper Schuylkill Region who
helped to build America.
Downtown Shenandoah, Inc.
Main Street Program
Mary Luscavage, Main Street Manager
116 North Main Street
Shenandoah, PA 17972
Shenandoah Borough Hall
15 West Washington Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Michael Whitecavage, Mayor
Joe Palubinsky, Manager
Elementary, Secondary and Special Education
Shenandoah Valley School District
Trinity Academy at the Father Walter J.
Ciszek Education Center (K-6)
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29
St. Joseph’s Center for Special