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Jun 29
Energize Eckley Speaker Series
Saturday, Jun 29
@ 2:00 pm

Eckley Miners’ Village will offer programs featuring leading writers and researchers of the anthracite region during Energize Eckley, a speaker series running on most Saturdays from late June through August 2024.

Curated walking tours, field tests, demonstrations, lectures, cultural performances, and a new virtual-reality experience will invite learners of all ages to reconsider the anthracite region’s rich heritage from unfamiliar perspectives. Energize Eckley is designed to make emerging research about the anthracite region accessible to the public and to foster dialogue between the museum’s visitors and its university partners.

Proceeds from Energize Eckley will help match a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for Eckley to rehabilitate two of its buildings as overnight lodging and educational facilities.

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today!

Here’s the full schedule:

Sat. June 29—Edward Slavishak, PhD
Susquehanna University, History
“Strip Pit Dreams, 1968: The Molly Maguires in Film History”

Sat. July 13—Bobby Karimi, PhD
Wilkes University, Earth Systems
Geophysical Mine Mapping: A Hands-on Demonstration

Sat. July 20—Jennifer Baka, PhD
Penn State, Geography
“Anthracite Heritage Immersion: A VR Tour of Eckley Miners’ Village”

Sat. August 3—Karol Weaver, PhD
Susquehanna University, History
Patchtown Medical Caregiving: A Curated Walking Tour of Eckley

Sat. August 10—Paula Holoviak, PhD
Kutztown University, Philosophy & Government
“Ukrainian Immigration to the Anthracite Coal Region”

Sat. August 17—Kyla Cools & Aryn Schriner
University of Maryland, Anthropology
“History Beneath Our Feet: Heritage and Archaeology at Eckley Miners’ Village”

Sponsored by PNC Bank and Mauch Chunk Trust.

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