March – July 2015
To commemorate the founding of Pennsylvania by William Penn, PHMC sites are hosting free events across Pennsylvania.
Eckley Miners’ Village Museum is pleased to show the WVIA production “Up from the Mines” for Charter Day 2015. This regional coal mining film is a rare, feature-length, director’s cut version of more than 90 minutes in length. The film includes original footage shot at Eckley, but cut from the version distributed nationally and shown on TV.
This film version has not aired on TV in years, according to the recollection of WVIA members, but Eckley Miners’ Village is pleased to have it presented on Charter Day by its writer and director, Greg Matkosky.
Date: Sunday, March 8th
Doors open: Noon
Presentation starts: 2 p.m.
The Gift Shop will be open.
The site will be open for self-guided tours.
Questions: please call the museum at 570-636-2070. For more information on Charter Day events throughout Pennsylvania, visit www.phmc.state.pa.us/
We hope you will enjoy us!
Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Celebrate the coal mining heritage of Northeastern Pennsylvania through ethnic music, performances by the Eckley Players, vendors, community groups and food!
Interested vendors selling handmade crafts, demonstrating special skills or with coal mining displays are asked to fill out the 2015 Vending Form and 2015 Vending Rules and Regulations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Saturday, July 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 26 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Experience an overview of the WWII era in a coal mining town setting-
Visit Allied and Axis forces as they take up camp at Eckley for the weekend, see military vehicles and antique cars, civilian life on the home front, enjoy music of the Big Band era, food, vendors and so much more.
New, interested re-enactors are asked to contact email@example.com for more information. Registration forms are available here.
This event is held in conjunction with the 4th Annual 1940s Swing Dance in the Freeland Public Park Pavilion – July 25 at 6 p.m.
July 25th at 6 p.m.
Grab your dancing shoes, and come out to the Freeland Public Park Pavilion for Eckley’s 4th Annual 1940s Swing Dance!
Enjoy music by the Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band Sound – it’s sure to be a swingin’ time!
All veterans in attendance will be recognized.
Concessions will be sold.
This swing dance is held in association with Eckley’s 1940s Weekend event on July 25 and 26 at the Eckley Museum.
More information will be available closer to the event.