Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Kentucky Coal Museum

The Kentucky Coal Museum brings back to life one of the most unique and interesting aspects of early coal mining – the company store.

Housed in the old commissary built by International Harvester in the 1920s, the museum features four stories of exhibits on the history of mining and the life of the coal miner.

Visitors can enjoy a step back in time to the coal miner’s workplace, his home and his community.

Artifacts, antiques, photographs, and machinery make up the more than 30 exhibits.

For more, including a video tour: Click Here.

A coal company commissary was known as the company store. For pictures of a number of company stores and the coal mining communities that were built around them: Click Here.

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