The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “Coal Mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Its History and Methods,” scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are requested to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at

From the family coal hole, to the massive collieries that dominated the landscape, the history of mining in Pennsylvania has been an impressive and tragic part of our history. What began as scraping coal from an outcrop, developed into an industry able to push many miles underneath our feet in short amounts of time. Join me as we discuss local mining history and the tools used to conquer old king coal.

This program is a part of the 2019 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May through October. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

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