7-9 p.m. Author Sue Repko will talk about her book "Legendary Locals of Pottstown," which features some of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have made a memorable impact on Pottstown throughout its history.
The book focuses on Pottstown's many notable contributors including entrepreneurs, inventors, and hard-working immigrants, from its founding by Colonial ironworker John Potts through its heyday as a manufacturing hub in the 20th century, and up to the present day. It has been home to a variety of churches, community organizations, and businesses that have sustained and entertained residents and visitors for more than 260 years. It has also produced its fair share of musicians, doctors, nurses, and professional athletes, like Dick Ricketts, the first pick in the 1955 NBA draft. Pottstown is a culinary capital in its own right as the place where Amanda Smith started Mrs. Smith's pies, and where Dan Brunish sells his famous sausage sandwiches out of the deli started by his grandparents in 1937. Today, with the vision of people like Marta Kiesling and Deborah Stimson-Snow, cofounders of Steel River Playhouse, and Dr. Karen Stout, president of Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown is reinventing itself as a center for art, technology, higher education, and recreation on the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Sue Repko is a Pottstown native, writer, urban planner, and founder of Positively Pottstown, a community blog. Jazz writer, editor, and photographer Ed Berger's work has appeared in books, magazines, and exhibits for more than 30 years. Legendary Locals of Pottstown features photographs taken by Berger or provided courtesy of the Pottstown Historical Society or organizational and private collections.
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