The Anthracite Heritage Museum serves the educational needs of the public regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Museum tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textile industries. This weekend, the community is invited to view the exhibit, Anthracite People!
Anthracite People is the story of immigration and ethnicity in the Anthracite Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. From the Region’s first arrivals, Paleo-Indians, to the present-day immigrants from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the exhibit highlights themes of life and work.
Major segments focus on the area’s historically leading industries—mining and textiles. They were men and women, adults and children. The immigrants came to the Anthracite Region from more than three dozen nations and spoke nearly as many languages. Some were experienced workers; many more were peasants with no industrial job skills.
A tour through the galleries of the Anthracite Heritage Museum provides an insider’s view and understanding of the daily lives of the region’s coal, mill, and railroad families. Visitors will experience the lives of proud people who endured harsh working conditions yet carved out communities filled with tradition. The diverse collection highlights life in the mines, mills, and factories. Visitors are welcomed into the family’s homes and neighborhoods with a moment of reflection in the kitchen, a visit to the pub, or a seat in a local Church.
View the Anthracite People exhibit and many others when you visit the Anthracite Heritage Museum! General admission tickets are $7, with special rates available for seniors, youth, and active military and immediate family. For more information, visit www.anthracitemuseum.org.
At every corner you turn, there is always something to do when you reside at B’nai B’rith Senior Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. On Saturday, grab a few close friends or neighbors to take part in this wonderful event that is sure to add some excitement to your day!
Saturday, November 16, 2019—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Anthracite Heritage Museum
22 Bald Mountain Road
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504