Anthracite Heritage Museum

The Anthracite Heritage Museum, located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania, serves the educational needs of the public regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Museum tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textiles industries.…

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People Exhibit

Anthracite People Anthracite People is the story of immigration and ethnicity in the Anthracite Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. From the Region’s first arrivals, Paleo-Indians, to the present day immigrants from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the exhibit highlights themes of life and work. Major segments focus on the area’s historically leading industries—mining and textiles.…

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Scranton Iron Furnaces and Park

Iron Furnaces

Scranton Iron Furnaces Located near the Steamtown National Historic Site, the Scranton Iron Furnaces represent the early iron industry in the United States. The four massive stone blast furnaces are the remnants of a once extensive plant operated by the Lackawanna Iron & Steel Company. Started in 1840 as Scranton, Grant & Company, the firm…

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Library & Archives

The collections of the Anthracite Heritage Museum include a non-circulating archives and library. THE LIBRARY The library collections contain books, periodicals, and vertical file items. Patrons interested in these collections should search for the title, author, and subject information on the Pennsylvania State Library catalog web site through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. THE ARCHIVES…

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