The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society
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Historical Soceity
The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society was organized in October 1998 by a group of local individuals with and interest in perserving 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 an unique, valuable and thriving part of Schuylkill County.

Through a series of public meetings, a mission was developed with plans for promoting Shenandoah through historic preservation efforts, establishment of a museum, and an itinerary of public programs including; speakers, tours, community celebrations and other events.

With the belief that many residents of Shenandoah and the surrounding villages and patches share the Society's desire to preserve where we came from, proudly proclaim who we are today, and with an eye on the furture, work to develop and promote Shenandoah into a bright future, a cordial invitation to join the Historical Society is extended to all area residents and to those whose roots are in Shenandoah.

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JW Cooper Building
J.W. Cooper High School
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Officer Installation
Officers installed at Annual Dinner
Mission Statement
  • To serve as a reservoir and custodian and for the collection, preservation and maintenance of the historical archives, artifacts and records of Shenandoah
  • To develop an awareness of our heritage, disseminate knowledge and promote interest in the history of Shenandoah throughout the community and the county.
  • To establish a leadership position within the community for historic preservation by promoting community pride in our historic structures and downtown "Main Street" businesses.
  • To work with other community organizations to restore and revitalize Shenandoah by actively encouraging and promotion the preservation and restoration of our historic buildings.
For more information about joining the Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society, email: contactus@shenandoahpahistory.org