The Kaier Story tells the colorful history of the Kaier Family from 1854 when C.D. Kaier came to America to 2017 when the five story brew house on North Main Street in Mahanoy City was demolished. In between you’ll learn about the life and times of Mahanoy City’s most famous family and the award winning beer they brewed. The Kaier Story is on two DVDs and runs about one hour and forty minutes. It is the result of many hundreds of hours of research and is the most extensive history of the Kaier family and the Kaier Brewery.
The Story of Good Beer is a tour of the Kaier Brewery filmed in 1945 during the closing days of World War II. In this video tour you’ll see the brew house in operation and meet the people responsible for the brewing of Mahanoy City’s most famous product: Kaier’s Beer. The Story of Good Beer runs about twenty minutes and was restored from a 35mm film that originally was shown at the Victoria Theatre in 1945.
In 1916 the Borough of Mahanoy City had reached its fifty-third birthday. In those fifty-three years Mahanoy City had grown from a few dozen frame houses and a handful of businesses to become what was known as the City on the Level , a thriving borough of almost 17,000 people served by almost 600 businesses, twenty churches, six schools two railroad lines and a trolley system. Mahanoy City 1916 contains dozens of vintage photos and archival video footage of Mahanoy City circa 1916. This fifty-six minute video will allow you to experience the Mahanoy City of our grandparents and great grandparents .
Images of America Mahanoy Area encompasses the years 1853 through 1913, includes vintage photographs, maps, and reproductions of out of print poatcards featuring patch towns, railroad tunnels, the legendary Lakeside Amusement Park and a selection of Mahanoy area architecture and street scenes of days gone by.
Images of America Mahanoy Area Revisited encompasses the years 1913-1963. Vintage photographs depict the history,culture,faith,tragedies,industry, beauty and strength of this region as well as its people. The images of the schools, parks,churches,businesses,colleries,and citizens present a rich and complex tapestry of a close-knit, vibrant community that includes Mahanoy City and the surrounding “patches”.