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September 2019
$15

Anthracite Heritage Conference – 150th Anniversary Avondale

September 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504 United States
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In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Avondale Mine Disaster, we will be hosting a weekend-long conference from September 6-8. If you are interested, please contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at lackawannahistory@gmail.com, or call 570-344-3841. Please see the attached registration form or contact the Lackawanna Historical Society for registration! Registration is $15 with additional cost for optional meals. Please consider joining us for part of all of the weekend! See the great schedule of events below: Friday, September 6,…

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Free

Episodes in Anthracite Labor History

September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504 United States
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Moderator:  Chester Kulesa, Administrator Emeritus, Anthracite Heritage Museum Speakers: Thomas Mackaman, King’s College, “Labor and Industry in the Early Years of Anthracite” Ann Flaherty, Kehoe Foundation of Maryland, “The Molly Maguires in the Hard Coal Fields: Fact vs. Fiction” Robert Wolensky, King’s College, “The Industrial Workers of the World: The Wobblies in Anthracite, 1907-1916” Robert Schmidt Independent Scholar, “Labor, Violence, and Dynamite in Coal Country” Mary Kay Kimelewski, Misericordia University, “The 1943 Anthracite Strike in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Defending Patriotism During…

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Free

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – Free Admission!

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504 United States
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ANTHRACITE HERITAGE MUSEUM JOINS SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S 15TH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY Free Admission on September 21, 2019 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket at this link ! The Anthracite Heritage Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. Museum Day…

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October 2019

Scranton Bonfire

October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave.
Scranton, PA 1850 United States
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   The Ninth Annual Bonfire at The Iron Furnaces will take place Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces, a truly unique site with the remains of a standing blast furnace. The Bonfire Festival, a fundraiser for the Anthracite Heritage Museum, explores the cultural roots of Halloween and celebrates other cultural autumn festivals while highlighting Northeastern PA’s industrial past. Tickets include admission to the festival and $5 in Bonfire Bucks, to…

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November 2019
Free

Annual Membership Meeting

November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504 United States
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Attention All Members! The Annual Meeting of the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces Associates will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum. Meeting Agenda MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 2018 MEETING ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS, slate below BYLAWS REVISION REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT, Jacquelyn Schulte REPORT FROM THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR, Dr. Bode Morin The Board Development Committee recommends the following new board member: Clifton Prokop, Scranton, PA           1st 3-Year Term These members are recommended…

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March 2020
Free

Pennsylvania Charter Day

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504 United States
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We will be celebrating Charter Day at the museum on March 8 from noon to 5. This is the day all Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission sites are open free to the public to celebrate William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania. Our program, which will begin at 2pm, will be a special presentation by PHMC Commissioner Bill Lewis on the impacts of the Titanic disaster on Northeast Pennsylvania. The event and museum admission are FREE all day! Join us!

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$25

Parade Day Eve – CANCELLED

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504 United States
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**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED** Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the Scranton Parade Day Committee's decision to postpone the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Anthracite Heritage Museum Associates have unfortunately decided to cancel this event. Refunds for tickets already purchased can be obtained by contacting the museum at 570-963-4804 or at ahmuseumverizon.net. Or you may preserve your purchase and dedicate it to a future ticketed event like Fire up the Furnaces (June 12) or the…

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April 2020

Spring Tea: Celebration of Historic Arts of Silk, Buttons and Lace

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504 United States
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Join us for our annual Spring Tea at the Anthracite Museum. As in previous years, guests will enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, homemade desserts, and a wide variety of tea. This year's theme will include the history of Scranton Lace, as well as information about other industries that employed many women in the region. More details on the presenters to come! Plan to join us! Cost is $22 for non-members and $20 for members of the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron…

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