Coal Miners' Museum (Van Lear)

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Coal Miners' Museum
Coal Miners' Museum (Van Lear) is located in Kentucky
Coal Miners' Museum (Van Lear)
Location within Kentucky
Coal Miners' Museum (Van Lear) is located in the US
Coal Miners' Museum (Van Lear)
Coal Miners' Museum (Van Lear) (the US)
Established1984
Location78 Millers Creek Road, Van Lear, Kentucky
Coordinates37°46′16″N 82°45′30″W / 37.77116°N 82.758358°W / 37.77116; -82.758358
TypeHeritage centre
DirectorTina S. Webb
WebsiteOfficial website

The Coal Miners' Museum is a museum in Van Lear, Kentucky dedicated to the area's coal mining history . The museum is administered by the Van Lear Historical Society.[1]

History[edit]

The museum was originally built in 1913 to serve as the Consolidation Coal Company's (Consol) office for Van Lear. Along with Consol's office, the building also contained several businesses and has even housed Van Lear's city hall. After the building was abandoned, Citizens National Bank eventually purchased it and in 1984 it was given to the Van Lear Historical Society. The historical society then established the Coal Miners' Museum.

Exhibits[edit]

  • Coal mining tools.
  • Veteran's Wall of Fame.
  • A documentary of Van Lear during the 1930s.
  • Model of Van Lear.
  • Displays showing the community during the boom years.
  • Icky's 1950s soda fountain.
  • Replica of the old post office.
  • Replica of the old doctor's office.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coal Miners' Museum Archived 2009-05-29 at the Wayback Machine. Official website. Retrieved on 2010-07-08
  2. ^ Coal Miners' Museum tripod.com. Retrieved on 2010-07-08

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