Merchandise

The Donora Historical Society offers a variety of books, apparel and other miscellaneous mementos for sale as a way to help defray our day-to-day expenses and keep the museum going.
 
If you find something below that you would like to order, we are asking you at this time to please email us through the Contact Us page about your selections and we can determine the additional shipping and handling charges and arrive at a total cost before you send us a check for your order.  Keep in mind that because we are a non-profit, there is no sales tax and your purchase is tax deductable.  Also, because we are a volunteer organization, please allow one to two weeks to fill your order.
 
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        Images of America - DONORA
 
        by Charles Stacey, David Lonich and Brian Charlton
        published in 2010 by Arcadia Publishing
 
        Pictorial history book with captions on our town of Donora, Pennsylvania.
 
        128 pages - softback book
        measures 6.5" by 9.25"
 
        $22.00
  

 

 

 
Cement City:  Thomas Edison's Experiment With Worker's
     Housing In Donora
 
Western Pennsylvania History magazine
 
by Brian Charlton
published fall 2013 by the Heinz History Center
 
12 page article - softback magazine 64 pages
                                                   measures 9" by 11"
 
                                                   $8.00
 

 
Donora Dragons -
     Through the years T-shirts and Sweatshirts
 
Features four historical Donora Dragon logos in orange and black ink.
 
T-shirt colors are white (left), ash (middle) and orange (not shown)
Sizes: S and M in white (no L, XL or 2X left)
           S and M in ash (no L, XL or 2X left)
                                                                        M in orange
                                                             $5.00
                                                              
 
        Rumor of Blue Sky - DVD
 
        by Janet Whitney and Andrew Maietta
        Produced in 2009 by Keystone Film Group
 
        PBS Documentary that chronicles the 1948 Smog disaster through
        compelling remembrances of twenty-five elderly survivors.  Recounts
        one of the worst environmental tragedies in U.S. history and Donora's
        dramatic contribution to clean air legislation.
 
        Runtime 57 minutes
 
                                                         $25.00


 
When Weather Changed History - Killer Smog - DVD
 
by Nara Walker - Writer / Producer
Produced in 2008 by Tower Productions for the Weather Channel
 
Weather Channel Documentary that aired on November 2, 2008 that brings the tragic events of the 1948 Smog to life and dissects the science behind them through interviews with experts and survivors, gripping archive footage, lively science demonstrations and dramatic reconstruction.
 
                                                        Runtime 42 minutes
 
                                                         $20.00


 
Football and Basketball Game Films - DVD's
 
All information and pricing concerning any high school football or basketball game film DVD's can be found on the Game Films page.
 
 
 
 

  
Donora High School 1938  Baseball Jersey Replica -
    Stan Musial's #16
 
Created by Ebbets Field Flannels specifically for the Donora Historical Society from vintage pictures in our archives.  Before Stan Musial wore his famous #6 for the St. Louis Cardinals, he wore #16 for the Donora Dragons.
 
 
Each authentic throwback jersey is handcrafted especially for you with 100% wool flannel, and sewn on orange and black felt letters and numbers.  Each jersey is identical to the original worn by Stan Musial for the Donora High School baseball team in 1938.  Choose from travel gray (shown) or home white.  Sizes are S to 4XL.  Learn more about Ebbets Field Flannels by accessing their website via our Links page.
 
$185.00       add an additional $20 for jerseys 3XL and larger
 

 
DONORA - Home of Champions     License Plate
 
measures 6" by 12"
 
made of durable plastic
 
$5.00
  
 

 
1976 Diamond Jubilee Plate (1901 - 1976)
 
These plates, measuring 9.5" in diameter, were left over from the 75 year Diamond Jubilee celebration that coincided with our nation's bicentennial in 1976. 
 
Rimmed in gold, they feature the official Donora logo in orange and black that has been used since that time and are suitable for displaying.
 
                                                            $5.00
 

 
Donora Christmas Cards
 
package of 10 cards with 10 envelopes measuring 4" by 5.5"
 
Inscription:  Season's Greetings from DONORA -
    Next To Your Town The Best Town In The USA
 
$5.00
  

 
 
1951 Golden Jubilee Book
 
 This is the original booklet from the Donora Golden Jubilee in 1951.  This is a
 true time capsule of the way Donora was over 60 years ago.  Includes a
 comprehensive history of Donora by teacher and writer John "Moon" Clark.
 
 104 pages - softback book
  measures 8.5" by 10.5"
 
  $25 
 

 
        When Smoke Ran Like Water (hardback)
 
        by Devra Davis
        published in 2002 by Basic Books
 
        Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution by
        Donora native Devra Davis.  There is a chapter about the 1948 Smog event.
        People interested in the 1948 Smog and/or environmental issues have an
        interest in this book.
 
        316 pages - hardback book
                                                  measures 6.25" by 9.5"
 
                                                  $26.00
 

 
        When Smoke Ran Like Water (softback)
 
        by Devra Davis
        published in 2002 by Basic Books
 
        Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution by Donora
        native Devra Davis.  There is a chapter about the 1948 Smog event.  People
        interested in the 1948 Smog and/or environmental issues have an interest in this
        book.
 
        316 pages - softback book
                                                  measures 5.25" by 8"
 
                                                  $18.00
 

 
        THE POLLUTERS -
            The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
 
        by Benjamin Ross and Steven Amter
        published in 2010 by Oxford University Press
 
        There is a chapter about the 1948 Smog event.  People interested in the
        1948 Smog and/or environmental issues have an interest in this book.
 
        223 pages - hardback book
                                                  measures 6.5" by 9.5"
 
                                                  $28.00
 

 
        STAN THE MAN - The Life and Times of Stan Musial
 
        by Wayne Stewart
        published in 2010 by Triumph Books
 
        This biography of Stan Musial was written by Donora native Wayne Stewart.
 
        240 pages - hardback book
        measures 6.25" by 9.25"
 
        $25.00
  

 
        STAN MUSIAL - An American Life
 
        by George Vecsey 
        published in 2011 by Ballantine Books / ESPN Books
 
        This biography of Stan Musial was written by New York Times writer George
        Vecsey.
 
        397 pages - hardback book
        measures 6.5" by 10"
 
                                                  $26.00
 

 
      AFTER the FOG - a Novel
 
       by Kathleen Shoop
       self-published in 2012 by Createspace
 
       This is a book of historical fiction centered around fictional character nurse
       Rose Pavlesic during the historical 1948 Smog event in Donora. 
 
       417 pages - softback book
       measures 5.25" by 8"
 
                                          $15.00
 

 
        SAINT DOMINIC - A Cornerstone of Community
 
        by Karen Kelly Hill
        published in 2011
        
        A comprehensive history with pictures of St. Dominic's Church in Donora.
 
        51 pages - softback book
        measures 6" by 9"
 
        $15.00
 

 
        STEEL TOWN SHOWDOWN
 
        by D. W. Lonich - Donora native
        self-published in 2013
 
        This is a book of historical fiction, the story of which is based on factual events
        in and around the steel mill of Donora in 1907 as told through fictional
        characters.
 
        140 pages - softback book
        measures 4.25" by 7"
 
                                                   $10.00
  


  
       MOUNTAINTOP MINING IN APPALACHIA:
            Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict
 
        by Susan F. Hirsch - Donora native
        published in 2014 by Ohio University Press
 
        Hirsch's environmental concerns were shaped by growing up in Donora and its
        history of the 1948 smog.
 
        144 pages - softback book
                                                  measures 6" by 9"
 
                                                  $20.00