Anthracite Heritage Museum Announces Spring Reopening

The Anthracite Heritage Museum is thrilled to announce our reopening for Spring on March 1st!!   New this year we have extended our weekly public days to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  As always school tours, group tours, and research visits are available during business hours every day of the week.  22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton.

Upcoming events:
March 11, 2024.  Charter Day
This is the annual day that the PHMC celebrates the founding of Pennsylvania with free admission across all state historic sites and museums.  This year the Anthracite Heritage Museum is excited to add a special program by Justin W. Emershaw.  Justin is a mining engineer with Atlantic Carbon Group, in Hazleton and he will give an in depth and evocative presentation on the current state of anthracite coal mining.  He gave a similar program during the recent Mining History Month program at Eckley Miners’ Village to rave reviews.  If you ever wanted to know about anthracite coal mines and what’s happening today, come down to the museum on Charter Day.
March 11, 2024.  2:00 pm.  Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, Scranton.

Industrial Heritage Study tour of the United Kingdom sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum, September 2024.  Join us on a sensational tour of the United Kingdom to study significant industrial heritage sites that contributed to the rapid global expansion of industrial activity from the late 18th into the 19th centuries. This 15 day tour will start in Glasgow and end in Portsmouth and include several UNESCO world heritage industrial sites.  Key sites include: New Lanark, Falkirk Wheel, Mersey Tunnel, Manchester Science and Industry Museum, Menai Suspension Bridge, Telford Suspension Bridge, Anderton Boat Lift, Quarry Bank Mill, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Snowdon Mountain Railway, National Slate Museum, Ironbridge Gorge, SS Great Britain, the Concorde, Great Flat Lode, King Edward Mine Museum, Royal Cornwall Museum, Gwennap Pit, Geevor Tin Mine, Wheal Martyn Clay Works, Brickworks Museum, Bucklers Hard, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, HMS Victory. Interesting four-star hotels, all breakfasts and several dinners included.  Dates: September 14th – September 29th. Leaving from Philadelphia to Glasgow, Returning from London to Philadelphia.  Details:

May 2024. Opening of the 50 year retrospective of Anthracite Photographer Scott Herring’s work.  Scott has been documenting the people and places of anthracite since he was young.  The museum is thrilled to work with Scott to share this monumental exhibit of his remarkable career.  Dates and details to follow.

June 8,9 2024 Arts on Fire
Join us for our annual celebration of our industrial heritage and the arts taking place at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces.  Iron pours, live music, arts demonstrations, food.  Details forthcoming.