Eckley Miners' Village, Weatherly

#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Pocono Mountains Region
This page is run for Eckley Miners' Village Museum by the Eckley Miners' Village Associates.

Our Mission:

Eckley Miners' Village preserves and interprets for citizens and visitors the everyday life of miners and other mining company employees in a culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse company-owned anthracite community or "patch town."

Our goals are to present exhibits, tours, educational programs, and special events which broaden the understanding and appreciation of the family and working life of the anthracite miners, including working conditions, employment practices, and development of the labor movement within the industry. Major themes to be presented include:

-The relationship of the coal companies and their leaders to their workers;

-The lives of workers in a company town including working conditions;

-The family, social, cultural and economic life of the community, including medical services and health issues;

-The history of the organization of workers, formation of labor unions, and the important role of the anthracite region in the development of the national labor movement;

-The impact of the de-industrialization on anthracite communities in the region

(Our continuous goal is to) work with other groups whose valued guidance and support enhance the mission and goals of the Eckley Miners' Village Associates and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
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  • Eckley's Miner's Village is a historical site set back a time when mining anthracite was important (1850's). Many of the buildings have been restored and are open for viewing with a tour guide. Our to...  more »
  • Wonderful place full of history, you can drive thru or walk. If you drive there are places to pack along the way. Would very much do this again.  more »
  • A truly unique place, that shares the story of a kind of community that does not exist in the USA anymore.
  • Interesting history. Definitely worth seeing the movie and going through the museum. We also drove around the town but as it was offseason there weren't any tours of the buildings open yet. Still worth seeing parapet

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