West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, Matewan

#54 of 69 in Museums in West Virginia
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  • The museum is located downtown Matewan. Parking is easy. Kim, the staff person, was friendly and provided information that was helpful. The displays were laid out in a logical manner. Highly...  more »
  • Hats off to Kimberly McCoy for her tour of the Mine Wars museum, Matewan, WV. Not only is it a wonderful museum, but Kim made it come alive with her guided tour and informed narrative. Although my.....  more »
  • Tells the story of the labor troubles in early 20th century West Virginia. A lot of info packed into a small space. Learn about the miners' strikes, how police chief Sid Hatfield stood up to the mine owners and was murdered on the courthouse steps, how the miners' marched to Blair Mountain and the U.S. Army was called in to quell civil unrest.
  • The staff were extremely helpful with any and all questions and even recommended other places to visit around town for the events of the mine wars. They had a good variety of objects displayed for the space they had

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