Several books are available for purchase by
mail prior to a tour, for tour leaders to read as a background, to
enhance the tour experience for their group. They can also be purchased by
mail or at the Museum by tour participants.
These books include:
For all group leaders is the newly published Anthracite
Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces, a 48-page book
“Pennsylvania Trail Of History Guide”, with text by Harold
Aurand. The book focuses on the people, labor
and culture of coal mining and related industries in
northeastern Pennsylvania. The Museum displays objects and
images of the everyday life of coal miners and their families,
including exhibits of household furnishings, religious
artifacts, and work implements and machinery. Nearby, the
Scranton Iron Furnaces has four stone blast furnace stacks built
between 1848 and 1857 for the Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company,
and commemorates an industry that relied on anthracite fuel and
expanded as a result of it. The book includes a tour of the Museum and the furnaces.
It is available
for $10.60, tax included, plus shipping.
For school group leaders, the Museum has the Anthracite
People Curriculum Guide. This guide is a multi-thematic unit
containing activities which represent each area of the multiple
intelligences theory of Dr. Howard Gardner, of Harvard
activities are appropriate for classroom use for pre
Kindergarten through Eighth grade.
The Guide includes suggestions for pre-visit, on-site and
post-visit activities. It
is intended to orient students prior to visiting the Museum and
to reinforce concepts presented by tour guides and exhibits.
It is available
for $10.00, tax included, plus shipping.
For children in the third to fifth grade,
approximately ages seven to ten years, the Museum has
available the Pennsylvania Anthracite Museum Activity Book,
containing twenty-three pages of activities. Completing
the activities in this book will enhance the child’s
experience of the Museum’s exhibit, “The Anthracite
available for $2.50, tax included, plus shipping. A
discount is available for a group book purchase.
Any questions, please call the Museum Store at (570)
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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