Welcome to Albany Township Historical Society
2014 Events and Meeting Calendar - Updated 2/2014
Our events/meeting calendar has been streamlined to several special events to further our mission:
Monday, April 21, 7:30pm, Headquarters; Folklore and Coal Mining Songs of the Northeast
Pennsylvania Humanities Council speaker Jay Smar
Jay Smar hails from the little coal mining town of Coaldale, Pennsylvania. At the age of eight, Smar was given drum lessons by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters. Primarily a self-taught musician, Smar has a total of three years of music theory from jazz musicians Carl Trollinger and Ken Gehret. At 23, Smar quit his day job as a tree surgeon and joined a national touring band, The Classics Four. He performs on guitar, claw-hammer banjo, harmonica and fiddle. He sings and flat-foots, a form of clog-dancing. Smar is a full time musician and has dedicated his life to his loves — music, coal mining and people.
Saturday, May 3, 7-10pm, Headquarters; Wine and Cheese Book Launch Party
The official launch of our new picture publication "Good Land, Good People." We'll gather at historical society headquarters to enjoy an evening of fellowship to celebrate the completion of our latest archival quality book. Pre-ordered books will be ready for pick up and additional copies will be available for purchase.
June 29 - July 6 - ATHS Summer Kitchen at the Kutztown Folk Festival.
Join us and volunteer for our major fundraiser. Work along-side other volunteers as cooks and helpers. Pick the shift, or shifts, of your choice.
Saturday, September 13 or 27 (to be determined); The "Good Land, Good People" Bus Tour
Travel the roads of Albany Township and explore those special features as recorded in our latest photo book. Join John Robertson, Patrick Donmoyer and Jon Bond for the tour. Tickets will be available for purchase later this year. We expect to run back-to-back tours and tickets are certain to sell fast. More details will follow as we prepare for this tour.
Monday, October 20, 7:30pm, Headquarters; The History of Applejack Brewing
In the hidden corners of Albany. Jim Brett, Irwin Hamm and some special guests will be present for this tasty presentation.