Basic Genealogy

So, you would like to learn more about your family?  This is an absolutely fascinating pursuit, as the stories emerge and people talk and you find new documents. If you …

The Flying Merkel

“The Merkel” brand first appeared in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1902 when Joseph Merkel set-up shop producing single cylinder motorcycles. Merkel was among the most innovative of the pioneer motorcycle companies. …

2000s Downtown Renaissance

At a recent Progress Pottstown luncheon, borough officials expressed optimism about Pottstown’s future. The following is one of a series about where we’ve been in the last five decades. Beginning …

2016 Historical Walking Tour

          The Pottstown Historical Society Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm  We hope you enjoyed our 2016 Walking Tour.   If you missed it, you …

History of Pottsgrove Manor

The history of Pottsgrove Manor stretches back further than recorded history.   Long   before   William   Penn   became proprietor of the colony of Pennsylvania,  American Indians lived along what the Lenape people …