Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The Yuengling Brewery Museum & Gift Shop will be hosting a book signing this Saturday, November 14th from 10am-3pm. Dr. Joan Lehmann has written a new historical fiction novel titled Heaven Below. The story takes place during the Great Depression in Pottsville, PA. The main character, Sean O’Connell is a coal miner in the area, who has quite an adventure. There is historical information about Pottsville, the Yuengling Brewery, and the Yuengling Ice Cream plant all included in the story.

We invite everyone to head to the brewery this weekend to meet Dr. Lehmann and check out her new book. There will be free tours of America’s Oldest Brewery as well. Please visit for tour times and information before planning your trip.

"Heaven Below is the heartwarming adventure of Sean O’Connell, a Pennsylvania coal miner, who longs to live by the sea. As a lad, Sean’s Grandda recounted vivid tales of the Atlantic and Sean vows to experience the enchanting green waters for himself. Early in his journey, there is a change of plans when he is swept up by a pair of alluring brown eyes. He finds happiness in family life in Pottsville but never forgets his childhood dream. Then a cruel twist of fate turns his world upside down. Murder and money send Sean running for his life. In Baltimore, he gets a second chance but finds he must first follow his conscience before he can follow his dreams. Heaven Below is a down to earth tale of Sean’s inward and outward journey of life and love that will pull at your heartstrings and make you laugh out loud."

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