Miners Bank donates dome valued at $25,000 to Penn State Schuylkill
Miners Bank recently donated a stained-glass dome valued at $25,000 to Penn State Schuylkill. The dome, separated into nine sections with a corresponding metal frame, was removed from the ceiling of the Miners Bank Tremont Branch. The Tremont Branch was built in 1910 and the dome was part of its original construction. For several years, the dome -- comprised of leaded stained glass and 9 feet in diameter -- was covered and hidden from view.
"We are very pleased to donate the dome to Penn State and we hope it will be enjoyed for many years to come," said George H. Groves, president/CEO of Miners Bank.
Stephen R. Couch, interim chancellor of Penn State Schuylkill said, "I am delighted that Miner's Bank has given Penn State Schuylkill this beautiful historic glass dome. We greatly appreciate their generosity and look forward to finding a prominent place to display the dome on our campus."
Currently discussions are under way to find a permanent location for the dome on campus.