Every three months, members of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County receive an issue of the Laurel Messenger in their mailbox, just one of the many benefits of their membership. The Laurel Messenger is full of articles and information related to the history of Somerset County and the people who lived here.
One of the features of the Laurel Messenger is "Rutchin' Around Somerset County" where we share images from our photograph collection, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous historical tidbits. In May, we highlighted photographs in our collection of some bands in Somerset County. The Miner's Concert Band from Pine Hill in Brothersvalley Township was active in the years around 1915. Their director in 1912 was C. W. Hoffa, a superintendent at the Consolidation Coal mine in Pine Hill
Members of the Miner's Concert Band of Pine Hill. Man identified is William L. Werner. Photo ID:HS1992.37.6
Cover Photo: Group portrait of the Miner's Concert Band of Pine Hill. Man identified is William L. Werner. Photo ID:HS1992.105.1
Becoming a member of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County not only has it's benefits for you as a member, but it also supports the mission of the HGSSC as we collect, preserve, and share the history of Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Find out more about becoming a member today!