Tamaqua in 1938

Veteran news commentator Mike Stevens of WNEP-16 visited Tamaqua in December 2013 to view this vintage film footage with Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society. Viewing this makes one appreciate the deep truth of a statement made by British novelist¬† L. P. Hartley, “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently […]

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2012 Night of Luminaria

Tamaqua’s Night of Luminaria during the 2012 Christmas Season. Luminaries light the night in Tamaqua. A project of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network. Photos by Andy Leibenguth. Royalty free music by Danosongs.com.

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Restoration of 112 W. Broad St.

Architect Mark Conville discusses the Upper Floors Study and the renovation plans for 112 West Broad Street.

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A Safety Initiative

Linda Yulanavage and Kathy Kunkel discuss the reason behind the initiative involving traffic safety, street lighting, and property maintenance in the center of town.

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Museum Renovation Project

The building that houses the museum of the Tamaqua Historical Society on West Broad Street is about to undergo a dramatic facelift. In this video vignette Historical Society President Dale Freudenberger discusses this exciting renovation project.

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Liberty Hall TV News Story

Veteran reporter Bob Reynolds of WNEP TV 16 came to Tamaqua on September 26, 2012 and filed this story about the Liberty Hall rehabilitation project.

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Upper Floors: Looking Up

Linda Yulanavage presents the benefits of rehabilitation and re-use of spaces on the upper floors of buildings in downtown Tamaqua. Others offering their comments in the video include Todd Miller, Kerry Barr and Leslie Wargo.

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Hegarty’s Blacksmith Shop

The talented blacksmiths of three generations of the Hegarty family dedicated their skills to the betterment of Tamaqua Area busineses and families. Their shop, established in 1848, remained in continuous use until 1973. Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society, shares a compelling account of the activities of the Hegarty family in Tamaqua from […]

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Historic Building Restoration

View this video segment to find out how the old boot factory on Hazle Street became a contemporary, fully-up-to-date dwelling for 14 individual households. State Sen. Dave Argall and TACP Chairperson Pat Freeh-Stefanek provide details on how a derelict building was re-purposed and re-dedicated to a new use. They further explain how the process will […]

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Facade Improvement Program

The exteriors of our buildings are like the covers of our books. We need to create¬†attractive covers to encourage people to take a look at the inside. Main Street Manager Linda Yulanavage tells us about Tamaqua’s Facade Easement Program.

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