Broad Top Coal Miners Museum

Broad Top Coal Miners Museum The society is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the coal mining and railroading history of the Broad Top Mountain and Coal Field, located in the corners of Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties of south-central Pennsylvania

Welcome to the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum Enjoy an exciting, unforgettable trip back in time to learn about the century-old history of semi-bituminous coal mining, railroading and iron-making on Broad Top Mountain in south-central Pennsylvania. Discover how immigrant miners toiled deep underground to fuel the financial prosperity of America's industrial and transportation heritage...learn how the coal seams were formed millions of years ago...experience the hardships of the miners and their families as they struggled to survive in the shadow of the mining colleries ...discover how the miners dug coal by hand, the types of tools they used and how the coal was shipped to market...learn about the labor union movement and miners strikes...view what remains of the industries today in several historic districts and along the "Broad Top Area Coal Miners Trail of History."

Mission: The society is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the coal mining and railroading history of the Broad Top Mountain and Coal Field, located in the corners of Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties of south-central Pennsylvania.

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"Mockin' Bird Hill" was written by George Vaughn Horton and sung by many people, but none quite as well as the great Patti Page.

06/08/2015

The Broad Top Coal Miners Museum is now open again after reorganization of museum materials over the winter. Hours are: Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 1-5pm & by special appointment. *Admission Adults: $5.00; children (12 and under) $3.00

Please call the museum at 814-635-3807 with any questions or to pre-plan your visit!

This Week in Colorado History: Ludlow Massacre
04/21/2015
This Week in Colorado History: Ludlow Massacre

This Week in Colorado History: Ludlow Massacre

One hundred and one years ago this week marks the anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the struggle for labor fairness and equality

Second from the Left is Robert Foor who married Ethel Eichelberger from Langdondale.  He was born in 1905.  This was his...
10/27/2014

Second from the Left is Robert Foor who married Ethel Eichelberger from Langdondale. He was born in 1905. This was his mining photo from the Broad Top area and his daughter believes further down the mountain, as he may have lived in Riddlesburg at the time. Can anyone identify any of the other men? Not certain of the time of the photo but he looks young 20-30.

04/07/2013

We how have polished up (dirt removed, placed in acid free plastic and binders) a TOTAL of 35,237 documents of the H & BT Railroad 1912 now has 445 folders with 3589 documents!!!

03/22/2013

We need you to contact me if you know of people that worked on the H & BT circa 1912-1925 time frame. We have a lot of last names and are searching for the first names to go with them. You can post their name here and I will get back to you.

02/05/2013

1912 Conductor Pay Roll Reports are now Inventoried, put in categories and there are 225 Folders with 5102 Documents for 1912. Separated into Month and Day. Bless Bill Watkins!!! Train Buffs will Love this collection as well as People looking for their ancestors that worked on the H & B T railroad and anyone interested in the History of the H & BT. It will be located on the balcony of the theatre and can be arranged to seen by appointment with Bill , we are not fully operational there yet, (Note RAILROAD BUFFS Bill is anxious for someone to check this out!!!! for appointment email eccarroll at embarqmail.com and I will arrange)

01/03/2013

For 1915 We now have 503 Folders with 1-75 Sheets in each one of H @ BT Train Movement Orders. This will supply workers names on the Railroad, info for the Railroad Buffs and other historical info.

12/16/2012

Coal Rock Candy:
4 c. Sugar
1 1/2 c. Corn syrup
1 c. Water


2 tsp anise extract
1 tsp black food coloring paste

Cook to hard candy stage (use candy temp gauge), poor into pan and cool.

12/09/2012

Merry Christmas from the Broad Top Coal Miners Museum and have a wonderful 2013.

08/28/2012

Do you have a Ancestor that worked on the H & BT Railroad?

07/27/2012

Do you have any suggestions for the Coal Miner's Museum?

07/27/2012

What is the name of your Broad Top Coal Miner Ancestor and the Mines he worked in?

Broad Top Coal Miners Museum's cover photo
07/20/2012

Broad Top Coal Miners Museum's cover photo

Reality Theatre, First site of the Broad Top Coal Miners Museum which has now moved to the Robertsdale Methodist Church.
07/20/2012

Reality Theatre, First site of the Broad Top Coal Miners Museum which has now moved to the Robertsdale Methodist Church.

07/20/2012

Come help us “celebrate” Robertsdale!
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The Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society will be among numerous Robertsdale area civic organizations and nonprofit groups taking part in the first-ever “Robertsdale Community Celebration,” set for Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additional information about the event will be posted in the near future, but for now, the daylong schedule of activities is as follows:

· Free, live entertainment in the Reality Theatre, Robertsdale, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

· A vendor’s exhibition inside the theatre throughout the day.

· A community wide “yard sale” which will include many local residents who will be setting up their sale items in their yards. Weather permitting, a combined yard sale may be held on the nearby J.A. Carney Athletic Field.

· As of this posting, plans are being formulated for a non-competitive Classic Car Show on the athletic field. Check back for details at a later date.

· Children’s games are also planned with a guest appearance by “Smokey,” the fire-prevention bear, along with many other activities.

· Tentative plans also call for a barbecue dinner at the RW&BT Fire Hall, located directly across from the athletic field. Keep posted for further details.

As a part of this first annual “Robertsdale Community Celebration,” the coal miners historical society will be manning a special exhibit, selling items, soliciting memberships, sponsoring a bake sale and overseeing other activities to help generate badly needed funds for the society.

Address

Coal Miners Museum: 105 Church St, Robertsdale, PA
Robertsdale, PA
16674

General information

Museum Hours Sat 10-4 and Sun 1-4 & by special appointment. Admission Adults: $5.00; children (12 and under) $3.00

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