Historic Societies

Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society

The Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society was established on February 24, 1999. The Society encompasses the history of: Ashland, Locust Dale, Lavelle, Gordon, Fountain Springs, Girardville, and surrounding areas. We are locals who have lived here all of our lives, out of staters who have roots in the area, and newcomers who want to learn more about the place we now call home. Call and stop by to experience our gallery of rich historical and cultural artifacts and memorabilia.

Frackville Area Historical Society

The mission of the Frackville Area Historical Society is to collect, preserve and maintain items relating to the history of the area, including artifacts, physical structures and the stories of the community and its people; and to promote an appreciation and sense of pride in local history.

Greater Shenandoah Area Historic Society

The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society was organized in October 1998 by a group of local individuals with and interest in preserving the unique history of Shenandoah; the heritage of its people, its coal mining history, the architectural design of downtown buildings, and other aspects of what makes this community a unique, valuable and thriving part of Schuylkill County. We invite you to visit us and learn more about the rich history of Shenandoah and its surrounding patches including Brownsville, Lost Creek, Lost Creek #2, Raven Run, Shenandoah Heights, Turkey Run, and Upper and Lower William Penn.

Mahanoy Area Historical Society

Located in the Mahanoy Area Downtown Center, the society maintains a museum of artifacts and history for the Boroughs of Gilberton and Mahanoy City and the Townships of Delano, Mahanoy, Rush and Ryan .

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society

Museum of Schuylkill County Fire Fighting apparatus, equipment and history.