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Coal Miners’ Daughters (and Sons): Growing Up in the Kentucky Coalfields

Using artifacts on display in our exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” students will explore what life was like for coal miners and their families in the many “company towns” that sprang up in the Commonwealth’s coalfields during the late 1800s and early 1900s. We’ll experiment with mining equipment, visit the company store to make purchases with “scrip,” and learn how unions impacted mining communities. Best for ages 6 to 12, but all are welcome!

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


April 10, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Kentucky Historical Society


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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(502) 564-1792