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 or use our PayPal Donate button to pay for your order. Using PayPal will require an additional PayPal handling fee of around 3%.
NOTE: Shipping and handling not only will include U.S. postage, but also a nominal charge for envelopes, packing tape, etc.
To Donate to the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum, please use our PayPal option to the right.
If you would like to add a note along with your donation, please consider sending an email to:donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Keep in mind that because we are a non-profit, there is no sales tax, and your purchase is tax-deductible. Also, becausewe are an all-volunteer organization, please allow at least one week to fill your order.
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Images of America - DONORA
by Charles Stacey, David Lonich and Brian Charltonpublished 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
Donora Smog Museum T-shirts
Features the Zinc Works "stacks" logo in orange, black and white ink.
Shirt color is heather gray cloth or heather green (short sleeve only)
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X If your size is sold out, consider being added to a waiting list
$20 T-shirt $25 Long Sleeve Tee $30 Sweatshirt $35 Hoodie (special order)


Donora Dragon - Forged in 1901 T-shirts
Features a modernized Donora Dragon logo in orange and white ink.
Shirt color is black cloth
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X If your size is sold out, consider being added to a waiting list
$20 T-shirt $25 Long Sleeve Tee $30 Sweatshirt $35 Hoodie (small only)
Also sold at Donora Library Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Museum Inventory (07/05/22) Library Inventory (07/05/22)SS S-1,M-1,L-4,XL-2,2X-0,3X-0 SS S-1,M-0,L-2,XL-4,2X-2,3X-0LS S-1,M-0,L-1,XL-0,2X-0,3X-0 LS S-1,M-0,L-0,XL-0,2X-0,3X-1SW S-0,M-1,L-0,XL-2,2X-0,3X-0 SW S-1,M-2,L-1,XL-3,2X-1,3X-0H S-1
Donora Dragon - Forged in 1901 T-shirts
Features a modernized Donora Dragon logo in orange and white ink.
Shirt color is orange cloth
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X If your size is sold out, consider being added to a waiting list
$20 T-shirt $25 Long Sleeve Tee $30 Sweatshirt $35 Hoodie (medium only)
Also sold at Donora Library Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Museum Inventory (07/05/22) Library Inventory (07/05/22)SS S-1,M-1,L-0,XL-1,2X-0,3X-0 SS S-1,M-1,L-0,XL-1,2X-0,3X-0LS S-1,M-1,L-0,XL-0,2X-1,3X-1 LS S-1,M-0,L-0,XL-0,2X-1,3X-2SW S-0,M-1,L-1,XL-2,2X-1,3X-0 SW S-1,M-1,L-1,XL-3,2X-2,3X-1H M-1
Rumor of Blue Sky - DVD
by Janet Whitney and Andrew MaiettaProduced 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 / ProducerProduced 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 and run large (If you normally wear an XL, an XL size will fit comfortably.) Learn more about Ebbets Field Flannels by accessing their website via our Links page. We would need to check on current pricing - with an additional charge for jerseys 3XL and larger.
NOTE: Our most recent orders on 03/01/20 cost $270 for a 2XL jersey and on 05/15/21 cost $280 for a XL jersey. S&H is included in the total cost.
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 70 years ago. Includes a comprehensive history of Donora by teacher and writer John "Moon" Clark. 104 pages - softback bookmeasures 8.5" by 10.5" $25.00
1976 Diamond Jubilee Book This is the original booklet from the Donora Diamond Jubilee in 1976. This is a true time capsule of the way Donora was over 45 years ago. Includes a comprehensive history of Donora by teacher and writer John "Moon" Clark. 132 pages - softback bookmeasures 8.5" by 11" $20.00
2001 Centennial Book This is the original booklet from the Donora Centennial in 2001. This is a true time capsule of the way Donora was over 20 years ago. Includes a comprehensive history of Donora by multiple researchers and writers. 158 pages - softback bookmeasures 8.5" by 11" $20.00
When Smoke Ran Like Water (hardback)
by Devra Davispublished 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 bookmeasures 6.25" by 9.5" $26.00
When Smoke Ran Like Water (softback)
by Devra Davispublished 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 bookmeasures 5.25" by 8" $18.00
MEMORIES OF DONORA - Growing up Jewish in a Western Pennsylvania steel town by Sidney Mishkinpublished in 2018
Mishkin was born in 1937, raised in Donora, graduated from Donora High School in 1955, lived in Indianapolis, Indiana and made his career as a lawyer. He passed in 2021.
123 pages - softbook bookmeasures 6" by 9"
$20.00
THE POLLUTERS - The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment by Benjamin Ross and Steven Amterpublished 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 bookmeasures 6.5" by 9.5" $28.00
STAN THE MAN - The Life and Times of Stan Musial
by Wayne Stewartpublished in 2010 by Triumph Books This biography of Stan Musial was written by Donora native Wayne Stewart. 240 pages - hardback bookmeasures 6.25" by 9.25" $25.00 hardback $15.00 softback No hardbacks in stock
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 bookmeasures 6.5" by 10" $26.00 hardback $16.00 softback
AFTER the FOG - a Novel
by Kathleen Shoopself-published in 2012 by CreatespaceThe Donora Story Collection Book One of Five 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 bookmeasures 5.25" by 8" $15.00
THE STRONGMAN AND THE MERMAID
by Kathleen Shoopself-published in 2019The Donora Story Collection Book Two of Five This is a book of historical fiction centered around Lukasz and Mary Musial, the parents of Stan Musial, in the early years of Donora. 565 pages - softback bookmeasures 5.25" by 8" $20.00
THE MAGICIAN by Kathleen Shoopself-published in 2021The Donora Story Collection Book Three of Five This is a book of historical fiction centered around Stan Musial growing up in Donora and getting his start in baseball. 500 pages - softback bookmeasures 5.25" by 8" $20.00 S&H $4.00 S&H with FOG $5.00
SAINT DOMINIC - A Cornerstone of Community
by Karen Kelly Hillpublished in 2011
A comprehensive history with pictures of St. Dominic's Church in Donora. 51 pages - softback bookmeasures 6" by 9" $15.00
STEEL TOWN SHOWDOWN by D. W. Lonich - Donora nativeself-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. This is the prequel to STEEL TOWN SHOOTOUT. Illustrated by Donora native Slaid Black (Jesse Francis.) 140 pages - softback bookmeasures 4.25" by 7" $10.00
STEEL TOWN SHOOTOUT
by D. W. Lonich - Donora nativeself-published in 2018 using CELA Books 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. This is the sequel to STEEL TOWN SHOWDOWN. Illustrated by Donora native Slaid Black (Jesse Francis.) 326 pages - softback bookmeasures 4.25" by 7" $10.00
REPLICA DONORA DRAGON LETTERMAN'S JACKET
We have one (1) Holloway replica/throwback Donora Dragons Letterman's jacket that includes a Letter D. Once this is gone, we don't expect to have any more. This is one of a kind.
Size XL only. The jacket might also be able to fit a 2X person as it wears big.
The megaphone and/or football symbol stitching can be removed.
$220.00
LITTLE DRAGONS GAME SHIRTS
A few years after the Little Dragons stopped fielding youth league football teams, someone involved in the program gave us boxes of old uniforms. A nice gesture on their part in wanting to preserve Donora sports history. The reality is that we only have room to keep a handful of shirts of each design and can only display just one or two at any given time. We're making the rest available to former Donora Dragon players or fans.
There are five different shirt designs, most with either having DONORA on the front or a Dragon on the sleeve. There are even some orange pants with black and white stripes.
These are youth size shirts, but some are adult S, M and L that fit shoulder pads so they could fit men or women who normally wear sizes S, M and L. Of course, they would fit any kid. Most shirts tapper at the waist. There are only a few that would fit someone that would normally wear XL, but there aren’t many.
Some people wear them, while others are just displaying them.
In general, the shirts sell for $40.00, the price of which could be adjusted down for condition as most are game worn. There are some shirts that appear to never have been worn and are in mint condition. The youth pants will sell for $5.00 - $10.00.
If you would like to see the shirts in person and even try them on, please call or email to set up an appointment. If you have a favorite number, we can also sort them out with you via an email.
In the photos to the left, the De Felicis Family from Chino Hills, California proudly wear their Donora Dragon jerseys in memory of Donora football legend and their father Francis "Gus" De Felicis who passed in 2019. Gus played on the powerhouse football teams of 1944 and 1945, blocking for "Deacon" Dan Towler and Roscoe Ross. Gus wore #77 for the Dragons. L-R Anthony De Felicis, Tristy De Felicis Jepsen and Gino De Felicis.
ORANGE SHIRT WITH DRAGON ON SHOULDER
Features a white/black Donora Dragon logo on the shoulder.
51 total shirts to choose from.
CHOOSE FROM THESE NUMBERS: 3(F,S/M) 1(G,Y),12(G,M),18(G,YL),19(VG,L),20(G,YXL),20(G,YS),22(F,M),22(G,M),28(M,YXL),34(VG,M),35(F,YL),36(G,YS),40(G,YL),42(F,M),44(F,-),47(G,YS),49(VG,YS),50(P,YM),51(VG,YS),53(P,YS),56(G,YS),58(F,L),58(G,YL),59(VG,M),60(VG,YS),61(VG,YXL),63(G,L),63(F,YS),64(VG,M),65(VG,M),66(F,Y),66(G,L),67(G,L),68(G,L),69(G,YXL),71(P,YM),73(M,L),75(G,-),76(VG,L),78(VG,-),81(G,M),81(M,L),85(G,YXL),86(G,L),87(M,YXL),88(G,YL),88(G,YS),89(VG,L) (51(M,M) out, 62(M,M) out, 87(VG,YM) out)
$40.00

CONDITION:M=Mint VG=Very Good G=Good F=Fair P=Poor
SIZES:S=Small YS=Youth Small M=Medium YM=Youth Medium L=Large YL=Youth Large XLM=XL Men's YXL=Youth XL Y=Youth no size -=no size
WHITE SHIRT WITH DRAGON ON SHOULDER
Features an orange/black Donora Dragon logo on the shoulder.
40 total shirts to choose from.
CHOOSE FROM THESE NUMBERS:12(VG,M),18(P,YL),22(M,M),24(P,S),28(G,YXL),30(VG,M),31(P,YS),33(P,YS),34(F,Y),36(G,-),40(P,M),42(G,M),44(F,M),51(F,YS),54(P,YXL),55(G,YM),55(F,M),58(G,L),59(G,M),60(VG,M),62(F,M),63(F,YS),63(F,L),64(VG,M),65(VG,M),67(G,L),68(VG,L),73(G,L),74(G,L),76(VG,L),78(G,L),79(VG,L),83(VG,L),86(VG,L),87(F,YXL),87(G,YM),88(G,L) (34(G,M) out, 74(VG,YM) out)
$40.00

CONDITION:M=Mint VG=Very Good G=Good F=Fair P=Poor
SIZES:S=Small YS=Youth Small M=Medium YM=Youth Medium L=Large YL=Youth Large XLM=XL Men's YXL=Youth XL Y=Youth no size -=no size
ORANGE SHIRT WITH "DONORA" IN WHITE LETTERS
Features a white/black DONORA logo on the chest.
39 total shirts to choose from.
CHOOSE FROM THESE NUMBERS:5(G,YM),5(G,YL),6(G,YL),7(G,YS),8(G,YM),8(G,YS),9(VG,YM),11(VG,YS),12(G,YS),12(VG,YL),15(M,YL),20(M,YL),20(VG,YS),21(G,YM),22(G,YS),32(VG,YL),33(VG,M),34(VG,YL),40(VG,YL),40(VG,YM),44(G,N),52(P,YS),59(VG,YS),59(M,YL),60(G,M),66(M,M),66(M,YM),66(M,S),67(G,YM),68(VG,S),68(VG,YM),75(M,YS),76(M,XL),88(M,YS) (13(VG,YXL) out, 20(M,YL) out, 40(M,YS) out, 60(VG,-) out, 86(VG,YL) out)
$40.00

CONDITION:M=Mint VG=Very Good G=Good F=Fair P=Poor
SIZES:S=Small YS=Youth Small M=Medium YM=Youth Medium YL=Youth Large YXL=Youth XL -=no size
ORANGE SHIRT PLAIN WITH BLACK NUMBERS
Nice quality shirts.
35 total shirts to choose from.
CHOOSE FROM THESE NUMBERS:3(F,S/M),5(G,S/M),6(F,L/XL),12(M,S/M),13(G,S/M),15(F(S/M),16(M,L/XL),17(F,S/M),18(M,S/M),19(M,S/M),19(M,XL),26(F,S/M),28(G,S/M),30(F,S/M),31(VG,S/M),31(VG,XL),36(G,S/M),36(VG,L/XL),40(G,S/M),42(VG,L/XL),43(G,S/M),44(M,L/XL),47(G,L/XL),48(M,L/XL),49(G,S/M),57(M,L/XL),58(VG,L/XL),59(M,L/XL),60(F,L/XL),62(M,L/XL),62(G,XL),64(G,S/M),76(VG,M),86(VG,L/XL) (26(VG,XL) out,75(M,L/XL) out)
$40.00

CONDITION:M=Mint VG=Very Good G=Good F=Fair P=Poor
SIZES:S/M=30-32 L/XL=34-36 M=38-40 XL=46-48
ORANGE SHIRT WITH "DONORA" IN BLACK LETTERS
Features a black DONORA logo on the chest.
13 total shirts to choose from
There are a few that would fit an adult L or XL.
CHOOSE FROM THESE NUMBERS:11(F,MY),16(F,LY),38(F,Lcutoff),42(F,LM),44(F,XLM),47(F,LY),51(),52(F,XLM),58(F,SM),60(F,LM),65(G,LY),71(F,LM),76(F,LY) (68(G,S) out)
$15.00 to 30.00 depending on condition

CONDITION:M=Mint VG=Very Good G=Good F=Fair P=Poor
SIZES:SM=Small Men's SY=Small Youth MM=Medium Men's MY=Medium Youth LM=Large Men's LY=Large Youth XLM=XL Men's XLY=XL Youth