The LCHS is proud to participate in the 2021 edition of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month on Friday, January 22nd at 7pm as part of a region wide observance of the Month that will take place throughout January 2021. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite region. Because of health concerns this year, all events will be conducted online via ZOOM. The connecting ZOOM information for each event is listed below. (Note: Most of the programs will be recorded and saved for future viewing. Please contact the organizing group for information about the recordings).
On the 22nd at 7pm the Society will host a public program entitled: “Family Life in the Coal Region” a virtual lecture which will discuss The Other Side of Anthracite Life; The Lives of Mining Wives as well as Ellen Webster Palmer and the Breaker Boys. Hosted by Mark Riccetti, Jr. Director of Operations & Programs for LCHS and featuring speakers Tristin Millazzo of the Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, PA, and Nicole Kolessar, Department of History, University of Delaware, this lecture will look at the often forgotten “home front” and daily lives of the Anthracite miner. We hope you will join us. Access the lecture at the Zoom link below:
Other events are sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum, the Anthracite Heritage Foundation, King’s College, WVIA Public Broadcasting, the Lackawanna Historical Society, the Luzerne County Historical Society, the Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Committee, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration—The Pennsylvania Anthracite Section, and the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.