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. They were men and women, adults and children. The immigrants came to the Anthracite Region from more than three dozen nations, and spoke nearly as many languages. Some were experienced workers; many more were peasants with no industrial job skills.
A tour through the galleries of the Anthracite Heritage Museum provide an insider’s view and understanding of the daily lives of the region’s coal, mill, and railroad families.
We look forward to showing you these and the other wonderful exhibits when you visit the Anthracite Heritage Museum!