The Tamaqua Historical Society will present its opening reception for a new exhibit titled Coal Region Breweries from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Tamaqua Museum Annex, 114 W. Broad St. It is free and open to the public, part of the 250th anniversary of anthracite. The exhibit will focus on 150 years of coal region brewing history with beer tastings from three regional craft brewers including the Conyngham Brewing Co. new Hazleton, the Pilger Ruh Brewing Co., Pine Grove, and the soon-to-open Revere Brewing Co. at the east end of Tamaqua next to Sisters Mexican Cantina, according to a release from Dale Freudenberger, society president. Revere Brewing is one of two new micro-breweries opening in Tamaqua in the near future, Freudenberger said in the release. Representatives from the local craft beer club “Anthracite Girls Pint Out” will help with the craft beer tasting. The large exhibit in the annex will include “coal region breweriana” such as a replica vintage bar, more than 80 antique beer trays, vintage beer barrels, kegs, cases, cans, bottles, advertising, taps, coasters, openers, coal miner tobaccos, local whiskey jugs, local bar tokens, Tamaqua brewery artifacts, a moonshine still, a 1923 classic coal region refrigerator “loaded with contents” and a prohibition display. Many artifacts are on loan from private collections. The adjacent Tamaqua Area Historical Museum will also be open with free admission. Several re-enactors will provide music on an old player piano, according to Freudenberger. The society will offer snacks and other light refreshments. For more information, call the society at 610-597-6722.