UNDERGROUND MINING Displays

 

The actual mining process with its machines and methods, a general history of the United Mine Workers of America and Safety are included here.  Miners' tools, equipment(hats, lunch buckets, safety devices) are acquired for displays.  The safety device display cobers the gamut from the old-fashioned bird cage - when the death of the bird meant the presence of deadly gases - today's self-contained rescurer kits eith one-hour oxygen supplly.  The biggest display is a thirties-forty era Watt Car located in the centerpiece of the lobby area.  It was donated to the museum by the Cravat Coal Company.  It stands in front of a huge photo of the entrance to a deep mine.  The museum's walls and ceiling are set in black to give the underground feel of a deep mine.