Pennsylvania

Eckley Miners' Village

At the Eckley Miners’ Village, groups will have the chance to experience life at a 19th-century Northeastern Pennsylvania coal patch town created when coal was an essential industrial fuel. The living history museum features exhibits on the history of the Eckley family and what life was like in the rural coal mining community from 1850s through World War II. Historic buildings in the Eckley Miner’s Village include the Eckley Sports and Social Club, Immaculate Conception Church, Slate Picker’s House, Laborer’s Dwelling, Company Store, and the St. James Episcopal Church. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 2 Eckley Main St., Weatherly, PA 18255. Carbon County. Tel: 570-636-2070. Email: eckleymuseum@gmail.com. Website: www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue