Back to School at Eckley (!!NEW!!)

Saturday, August 25

Come explore Eckley Miners’ Village and learn all about the town’s history and culture. For our regular admission fee, you can watch our introductory film, explore the museum, stop in each building to listen to the tour, and take part in several activities throughout the village  such as scavenger hunts, “coal mining,” arts and crafts, butter-making, and even play 19th century games! This program starts at 10am and ends at 4pm.

See our 2018 Events page for more information.

Eckley Beacon

Eckley Miners’ Village presents, Eckley Beacon, a community forum. The Eckley Beacon can be accessed via our Facebook page.

We want to know what really matters to you. Do you want more programming/events for adults? Do you feel the community needs more activities and programs for children? Are there homeschoolers out there that are looking for enrichment in their local community? Themed days, day camps, lecture series, nature days, workshops, there’s no telling what we can do at Eckley. With your feedback (and volunteerism) we can make Eckley a place where the community’s educational and enrichment needs are met.

Join our group, the Eckley Beacon, where you can answer polls and surveys that tell us what really matters to you!

Disclaimer: This is a place for bringing the community together through constructive dialogue. We reserve the right to delete any derogatory or discriminatory comments.


Eckley Miners’ Village Museum Lecture:

In Dr. Longazel’s book, Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, the city is used as a case study to present difficult and controversial topics such as divide-and-conquer politics, neoliberal ideology, misconceptions about Latina/o immigrants, and the romanticism of “Small Town, America.”  These actions and reactions culminated in a racialized account of undocumented immigration and while masking the story of the city’s large-scale loss of jobs in the manufacturing industry. Jamie Longazel will be presenting in Eckley Miners’ Village auditorium on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at 2:00pm.

Halloween Tour Guides Needed!

If you are interested in giving Haunted Lantern Tours and would like to volunteer, please contact Eckley Miners’ Village ASAP! We are still looking for guides for October 19th and 20th, as well as the 26th and 27th. You can call us at (570) 636-2070, let us know by email at, or message our Facebook page!

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