Harry W. Meador Jr. Coal Museum, Big Stone Gap

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Harry W. Meador Jr. Coal Museum reviews

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  • Thank you, museum interpreter, coalminer, Freddy Elkins; you made my father's days in the mines real for my family. I had tried to share that with young people for years...but...after an afternoon... 
    Thank you, museum interpreter, coalminer, Freddy Elkins; you made my father's days in the mines real for my family. I had tried to share that with young people for years...but...after an afternoon...  more »
  • I borrowed the title of this review from another reviewer, to emphasize the critical volunteer docent role on appreciating this museum. The collection is very rich, but cannot be appreciated fully... 
    I borrowed the title of this review from another reviewer, to emphasize the critical volunteer docent role on appreciating this museum. The collection is very rich, but cannot be appreciated fully...  more »
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  • Interesting local history of coal mining displaying safety equipment and tools. Most interesting was the live presentation by a life long coal miner describing his personal life and his career as a coal miner. As I was the only person present at the infrequently visited museum, I got the royal tour.
  • Learned a lot of info that myself and daughter will take with us rest of our lives! So very educational!

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