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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – Free Admission!
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Annual Membership Meeting
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…Find out more »
Pennsylvania Charter Day
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!Find out more »
Parade Day Eve – CANCELLED
**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…Find out more »
Spring Tea: Celebration of Historic Arts of Silk, Buttons and Lace
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…Find out more »
Arts on Fire 2020 – See the Video HERE!
Click HERE for our virtual event including artists' demonstrations, footage and images from previous years' events, messages from partners, and musical guests Dashboard Mary and the Quietmen! The Anthracite Heritage Museum is pleased to work with our community partners to produce a virtual program for this year featuring music, art, and history. #artsonfire #anthraciteheritagemuseum The Arts on Fire Festival, launched in 2010, is a celebration of arts, heritage, industry and community held the first weekend of June at the Iron…Find out more »
Cerddoriaeth & Ceol: Welsh and Irish Anthracite Music Traditions
Each March, we celebrate our Celtic roots in Pennsylvania with the Welsh St. David’s Day on March 1st and the Irish St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. The Anthracite Region is home to some of the largest populations of Welsh and Irish in the United States who have had a profound impact our local culture. Immigrating here to work in the growing coal industry in the 19th century, the new residents brought many customs including their music. Join us for a special program on these unique treasures with special guest scholars from Ireland and Wales.Find out more »