Historical Society finds new home in old church


NESQUEHONING, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A “homeless” historical society has finally found a place to call home.

The Nesquehoning historical society is setting up inside the former First Baptist Church on West Railroad Street. Due to low membership, the church closed its doors in 2016.  Now, its being preserved — along with the history of the town!

Display cases are starting to fill the building; showing memorabilia that’s been collected over the years. But the historical society says it won’t just be a museum. Volunteers are also planning to hold community events here and even weddings.

“We’d just like this to be a community center where we can showcase Nesquehoning and honor our past,” said Lois Corby Kuba, president of society.

The next two weekends an indoor yard sale will be held in the basement of the church to raise money for the historical society, which runs solely on donations. The group is also asking community members to look through their attics to find memorabilia to donate.

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