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."
borough is also the birthplace of Mary Twardzik, whose son Ted - using
Mary's original recipe - launched the Shenandoah-based, and nationally-recognized
brand 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.
The 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
M ary Luscavage, Main Street Manager
116 North Main Street
Shenandoah, PA 17972
Shenandoah Borough Hall
15 West Washington Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Thomas ONeill, Mayor
Leo Pietkiewicz, Council President
Joe Palubinsky, Manager
and Special Education
Shenandoah Valley School District
Trinity Academy at the Father Walter J. Ciszek Education Center (K-6)
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29
St. Josephs Center for Special Learning
Shenandoah Annual Community Events
|Columbia Hose Co. - June 6th
|Coal Cracker Run
- June 11th
|Annunciation Church Block Party
- June 27th to 29th
|Polish American Fire Company
Block Party - July 11th
|Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Festival
- July 18th to 20th
|St. Stanislaus Block Party
- July 18th to 20th
|Rescue Hook and Ladder Block Party
- August 1st to 3rd
|Shenandoah Heritage Day
- August 23rd
|Downtown Shenandoah, Inc. "Car Cruise"
- September 21st