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.

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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.