In the News

July 1, 2022

Screenshot from The Argall Report (July 1, 2022)

State Senators David Argall (R-29) and John Yudichak (I-14) recently made a visit to Eckley. Senator Argall’s monthly TV program, The Argall Report, offers an excellent summary of their experience, covering the village’s unique perspective on industrial heritage as well as its promising future plans.

June 19, 2022

Photo by Frank Barr, Standard-Speaker Contributing Photographer

Hazleton’s Standard-Speaker and Scranton’s WNEP-16 capture the nostalgia and excitement of Eckley’s annual Patchtown Days, which returned June 18th and 19th, 2022, after a hiatus.

May 11, 2022

Photo by Michael Delmonico

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission recently announced its 2020-2021 volunteers of the year. Congratulations to Eckley Miners’ Village’s volunteer of the year for 2020-2021: educator and “minstrel of the mountains” Dave Matsinko. Dave’s traditional acoustic music is a staple of Eckley’s annual Christmas program and Patchtown Days — coming up soon on June 18th & 19th, 2022.

FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Hazleton’s Standard-Speaker has a write-up on Eckley’s Oral History Transcription Project, which is improving access to the village’s sometimes tragic, sometimes charming, and always fascinating oral histories. Read about the project at the Standard-Speaker and don’t forget to volunteer as a transcriber!

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

Lehigh Carbon Community College student journalist Laurisa Gruver penned a brief profile of Eckley that movingly encourages visitors to “walk in the footsteps of their forefathers.” Check out Laurisa’s work at the LCCC Paw Print.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

A forthcoming book reveals the lives of Civil War soldiers who hailed from Pennsylvania’s Coal Region. Historian Melanie Akren-Dickson’s current research centers on John Williamson, an Eckley native who was among the casualties at the Battle of Savage’s Station. The little-known conflict claimed 1,500 lives but ended in stalemate near Richmond, Virginia, in 1862. Read more at the Lehighton Times News.

Left: (1862) Battle of Savage’s Station, 1862. June. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

JUNE 16, 2021

Poconos-based singer-songwriter Don DiLego filmed the music video for his sparkling new single, “Dim Red Light (Make it Shine)” at Eckley on a bright summer evening. The video also earned Don (and Eckley) a spot on Rolling Stone‘s Best Country Songs back in June!