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Doing Anthracite Region Research: Some Available Resources

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to once again be participating in Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, as on Tuesday, January 25, from 7pm to 830pm we will be holding the public program: Doing Anthracite Region Research: Some Available Resources; This virtual lecture held over the Zoom virtual platform will feature as speakers: John Fielding, Curator, Anthracite Heritage Museum; David Schappert, Director, Corgan Library, King’s College; Nicholas Zmijewski, Archivist, Industrial Archives & Library, Bethlehem, PA; and the LCHS’s own Mark Riccetti, Director of Operations and Museum Curator. The speakers will discuss the various resources they each have for the aspiring coal and iron researcher, and tell you the best ways to go about accessing them as well as answering your research questions. To Join the Meeting via Zoom click the link below–https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89366293824;  
Other events that are part of AMHM are listed below:
Saturday, Jan. 15 No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum, Public Event: A Guided Tour of the Historic No. 9 Coal Mine; Tour Leader: Zach Petroski, President of the No. 9; Venue: The Mine and Museum (9 Dock St., Lansford, PA 18232); Time: 2 – 3:30 pm; Refreshments
Saturday Jan. 15 THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FIRST WELSH BAPTIST CHURCH (168 Girard Ave, Plymouth, PA 18651, across the parking lot from the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building); Plymouth Historical Society, Public Program: The Avondale Disaster of 1869; Speaker: Eric Bella, mining engineer for Lehigh Engineering, Reading Anthracite Co.; Topic: The Avondale Mine Disaster from a Mining Engineer’s Perspective: It Was an Accident!; Time: 7 – 8:30 pm; Moderator: Steve Kondrad, President, PHS; Refreshments
Thursday, Jan. 20 The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, King’s College, (Bernard Prusak, Director), and the Anthracite Heritage Foundation, Public Program: The Annual Msgr. John J. Curran Lecture; Speaker: Dr. Philip Jenkins, Department of History, Baylor University; Topic: A Heritage of Hatred: The Ku Klux Klan and the Far Right in the Anthracite Region, 1920-1945; Time: 7 – 8: 30 pm; Welcome: Fr. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C, President, King’s College; Registration: please register for the Zoom link at www.kings.edu/ethicscenter; NOTE: Please see the Lackawanna Historical Society’s theatrical performance about Msgr. Curran set for Jan. 30th (below)
Saturday, Jan. 22 Anthracite Heritage Museum, Public Program: The Annual Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration; Speaker No. 1: Sue Hand, Anthracite region artist, Topic: Lackawanna Coal Breaker Communities: Faded Memories; Speaker No. 2: Teresa Bergman, Chair, Communication Department, University of the Pacific, Topic: New Directions in Commemoration; Comment: Jennifer Black, Misericordia University; Music by Don Shappelle and the Pickups; Venue: Anthracite Heritage Museum (22 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton, PA 18504); Time: 2 – 3:30 pm; Moderator: Bode Morin, AHM; NOTE: Sue Hand’s Latest Art Exhibit, Regional Coal Breaker Communities: Faded Memories, will debut at the Museum at 1 pm; ALSO NOTE: The program will be live streamed on the Anthracite Heritage Museum Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/anthraciteheritagemuseum; Refreshments
Saturday Jan. 22 Susquehanna Brewing Company, Free Concert: An Evening of Anthracite Region Music; Performers: Lex Romaine, folk singer; Don Shappelle and the Pickups, folk group; Jimmy Jimmy Watlich, accordionist, and Doug Smith, bass, musical variety; Venue: SBC (635 S. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640); Time: 7 – 9 pm; MC: Ed Philbin, railroader; NOTE: SBC beverages and food truck cuisine available for purchase
Sunday Jan. 23 Annual Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Mass, Venue: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (35 Williams St., Pittston, PA 18640); Time: 9 am
Sunday Jan. 23 Annual Knox Mine Disaster Public Commemoration: Venue: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Knox Marker in front of Baloga Funeral Home (1201 Main St., Pittston, PA 18640); Time: 10:30 am; Refreshments: provided by Baloga Funeral Home
Sunday Jan. 23 Annual Walk to the Knox Mine Disaster Site, Venue: Along the Susquehanna River in Port Griffith; Venue: Meet at the Baloga Funeral Home for a caravan to the parking lot one mile away; Time: 11:00 am; NOTE: Weather permitting
Sunday Jan 23 Anthracite Heritage Museum, UK Tour Informational Meeting: An Industrial History Tour of the United Kingdom, June 16 to June 27, 2022, sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum; Tour Leaders: Bode Morin, Beth Landmesser, and Robert Wolensky; Travel Agent: Janet Redler Travel and Tourism, Shropshire, England, who will participate in the meeting; Time: 3 – 4 pm; Slots still available;Venue: Zoom, To Join the Meeting–https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81784489628…
Sunday Jan. 30 Lackawanna Historical Society: A Live Theatrical Performance, For the Least of Them, a play about the life of Msgr. John J. Curran (“The Mineworkers’ Priest”); Playwright: K.K. Gordon; Actor: Scott Rave; Director: Art Walsh; Venue: LHS (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, PA 18510); Time: 2 – 3:30 pm; Tickets: The play will be presented to a limited live audience, and live-streamed through Electric City Television. Seating is limited and tickets are $15 (or $10 for LHS Members); Refreshments: A wine and cheese reception will follow


January 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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