The Schuylkill County Historical Society is hosting the following events:
• Sherrie Schafer, manager of the Hillside SPCA, and her staff will present the history of the Pottsville animal shelter on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville. For admission and fee information, call the society at 570-622-7540.
• Certified antiques appraiser George Blum will be available on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Historical Society to evaluate and tell the stories of objects that people bring to show him. For admission and appraisal fee information, call 570-622-7540.
• “Tommy Dorsey, Livin’ in a Great Big Way” by Peter Levinson will be this month’s selection of the Schuylkill County Historical Society and radio station T102’s Local Reads Book Club. The meeting will be held at the society on Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the society at 570-622-7540 or T102 at 570-622-1360.
• Trolley expert George Gulla will present a program on Pottsville streetcars on Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the society. For admission and fee information, call 570-622-7540.