Thursday, December 24, 2020

Anthracite Heritage Foundation, King's College, Many Partners Host Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Events In January

Anthracite Heritage Foundation, King's College and many partners will host Anthracite Mining Heritage Month events 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.  Many of the programs will be recorded and saved for future viewing.  Please contact the organizing group for information about the recordings.

The 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.

Schedule Of Events

WVIA, Public Radio & Television in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, will organize a special series of programs throughout January.

Chris Norton of WVIA will post a Special Temporary Link containing information about the following programming--

-- WVIA will post links to the station’s video and audio features dealing with regional history; interested persons can watch/listen to these programs at their convenience.

-- WVIA will broadcast The Knox Mine Disaster documentary, written and narrated by Erika Funke in 1984, as part of the station’s afternoon “Learning at Home” schedule, and will promote the film to teachers as a local history lesson.

-- Erika Funke will post several anthracite-related interviews and other features on ArtScene and the Keystone Edition.

January 17--

-- The Annual Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Mass: St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 35 William Street, Pittston, 9 am (NOTE: There will be no annual public commemoration at the Knox Disaster’s PHMC marker following the mass, nor will the annual walk to the disaster site be held this year).  Click Here to watch the mass online.

January 19--

-- National Industrial History Museum (Bethlehem, PA), Public Program; Speaker: Dane Rhys, International Center of Photography, New York; Topic: Anthracite Today: A Photographic Narrative; Time: 7:00 p.m.  Click Here to join via Zoom.

January 21--

-- King’s College and the Anthracite Heritage Foundation, Public Program: The Annual Msgr. John J. Curran Lecture, Speaker: Paul Shackel, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland; Topic; Remembering The Lattimer Massacre of 1897; Time: 7:00 p.m.; Moderator: Thomas Mackaman, Department of History, King’s College.  Click Here to join via Zoom.

January 22--

-- Luzerne County Historical Society, Public Program: Family Life in the Coal Region; Speakers and Topics: Mark Riccetti, Director of Operations & Programs, LCHS, Women and Children, The Other Side of Anthracite Life; Tristin Millazzo, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, PA, The Lives of Mining Wives; Nicole Kolessar, Department of History, University of Delaware, Ellen Webster Palmer and the Breaker Boys; Time: 7:00 p.m.. Click Here to join via Zoom.

January 23-- 

-- Anthracite Heritage Museum, Public Program: The Annual Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration; Speaker: Bode Morin, Historic Site Administrator, Anthracite Heritage Museum; Topic: After Knox: Remediation, Heritage, and Regeneration Values on the Anthracite Landscape; plus anthracite music by Jay Smar; and a tribute to the late William A. Hastie Sr. (persons can sign up in advance to say a few words about Bill Hastie); Moderator: Bob Wolensky, Department of History, King’s College; Time: 2:00 p.m..  Click Here to register to join via ZOOM.

January 25--

-- American Institute of Mining Engineers—Anthracite Division, Public Program; Speaker: Michael Korb, AIME-Anthracite Division Past President; Topic: The Carnegie Hero Medal in Northeastern Pennsylvania Mining; Time: 7 p.m. Contact person: Mike Korb; Click Here to join via ZOOM:  ID 450 213; ZOOM Meeting ID 450 213 4358

January 27--

-- Lackawanna Historical Society, Public Program; Speaker: Richard G. Healey, Professor of Geography, School of the Environment, Geography, and Geosciences, University of Portsmouth, UK; Topic: The Miners of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Coal Department during the Civil War Era: Some Recent Findings; Time: 2 p.m.; Moderator: Mary Ann Savakinas, Executive Director, LHS; To get the ZOOM meeting link please email in advance of the program.

January 30--

-- Anthracite Heritage Museum, Public Information Program: Topic: An Industrial History Tour of Scotland, England, and Wales, June 25 – July 7, 2021; for anyone interested in next summer’s industrial history tour of the UK, sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum; Speakers: Beth Landmesser, Bode Morin, Robert Wolensky, tour leaders; Plus a person from our travel agency in Cardiff, Wales; Time: 2:00 p.m. for advanced information about the tour please call: 570-963-4804.  Click Here to join via ZOOM.

Visit the Anthracite Heritage Museum and the Anthracite Heritage Foundation website for more information on the history of the anthracite coal industry.

[Posted: December 24, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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