$50,000 Donor Match Challenge
The time to act is now, The Yuengling mansion, the home of the SCCA is our piece of history and if we take swift action we can preserve it for the next 107 years!
An anonymous donor will donate $50,000 towards much needed repairs listed below.
Rotten exterior woodwork will be removed
New trim work will be installed
Damages to Sub Straight will be repaired
Damaged/bubbled areas of stucco finish will be repaired
Exterior Parapet Wall will be repaired and will add a rubber roof for added weather protection.
With a community match of $50,000 the SCCA will reinforce these new repairs with the additional updates listed below.
Scrape all the loose paint of exterior wood trim work
Apply exterior primer to all exposed wood
Apply one coat exterior grade finish paint to all exterior wood.
With your immediate help we can preserve our piece of American history as well as save our community arts & cultural center.
ABOUT THE SCCA
The Schuylkill County Council for the arts is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization; all contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Community self-help has traditionally assumed an important role in the development of American society. In 1978 a handful of people gathered to form the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, a registered non-profit corporation, to begin a cultural renaissance and offer a common meeting ground for county artists, crafts people, and myriad ethnic groups. The initial idea has blossomed into an organization representing arts & service organizations - sharing, caring and growing together a united effort.
Originally, the home of the Yuengling family, the owners of America's oldest brewery, this property became the Art and Ethnic Center, the home of the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts in March 1978. The heirs of Augusta Yuengling donated the house and grounds specifically to provide Schuylkill County with a home for cultural and arts activities.
Thanks in part to the generosity of the Yuengling family, the SCCA has continued to grow and establish a variety of innovative programs that reach thousands of people across the region. The home was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington D.C. in 1979.