Month-Long Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Observances Thru Jan. 31 In Lackawanna, Luzerne Counties

A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place through January 31 with a wide variety of programs will be featured in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Bethlehem, and Port Griffith.

The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The public programs include--

-- January 9: A Treasure Of Anthracite Mining Photographs, Wilkes-Barre;

-- January 14: Huber Breaker Documentary, Nanticoke;

-- NEW DATE: January 15: Greater Pittston’s Public Monuments, Markers and Murals;

-- January 16: As Coal Mining Went Down, Garment Making Went Up, Wilkes-Barre;

-- January 17: The Nottingham Mine Disaster of 1947, Plymouth;

-- January 18: The Annual Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Tribute, Scranton;

-- January 19: Annual Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Mass; Annual Knox Mine Disaster Public Commemoration; Annual Walk to the Knox Mine Disaster Site along the Susquehanna River in Port Griffith;

-- January 19: The Knox Mine Disaster Documentary, Pittston;

-- January 23: Historical Studies of the Anthracite Region, Scranton;

-- January 24: Telling and Understanding Anthracite’s Unique Story, Dunmore;

-- January 25: An Evening of Anthracite Region Music, Pittston;

-- January 26: Contemporary Anthracite Photography, Bethlehem;

-- January 26: An Industrial History Tour of United Kingdom Sites; and

-- January 31: The Knox Mine Disaster Documentary, Dallas.

Click Here for more details on each eventClick Here for a Story Board on each of the events.

The events are sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum, the Anthracite Heritage Foundation, King’s College, the Lackawanna Historical Society, the Luzerne County Historical Society, the Plymouth Historical Society, the Greater Pittston Historical Society, the Nanticoke Historical Society, Penn State University-Scranton, Misericordia University, Pittston Area Senior High School, Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR), Wyoming Seminary Upper School, the Susquehanna Brewing Company, the National Museum of Industrial History, the Huber Breaker Preservation Society, the Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Committee, and the Boy Scouts of America-Northeastern PA Council.

(Photo: Breaker boys picking rocks from coal on conveyor belts.


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