Monday, May 20, 2019

Ethnic Food Picnic, Car Show, Music, Mine Tours Sunday in Lansford

Memorial Day weekend is a special time at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford, Carbon County, PA. This Sunday May 26 from 11 to 4, No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum will host our annual Miners Picnic and AACA Car Show.

The grounds will be filled with the wonderous smells of homemade ethnic foods coming from the picnic pavilion, the sights of beautiful antique, classic and street rod vehicles displayed on the grounds, the sounds of great music from DJ Shawn Frederickson, and the feel of cool air coming from the historic No. 9 Coal Mine as visitors prepare to board the mine train for the one hour underground tour of the world’s oldest deep mine followed by a trip through the mining museum on the surface. Admission to the grounds, car show and parking are free. A nominal fee is charged for the mine tours, museum, and food. This is a rain or shine event open to the public.

The Anthracite Region Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America will present an antique, classic and street rod vehicle show on the grounds. Anyone wishing to display their automobile can register when they arrive on Sunday. There are no registration fees.

A variety of homemade ethnic foods will be available for sale at the picnic pavilion including favorites such as halupki, halushki, pierogies, turkey barbecue, hamburger barbecue, ham and bean soup, hot dogs, homemade desserts, and a variety of beverages. This old fashioned picnic is reminiscent of the annual coal miner’s picnics which were held years ago throughout the coal region. Come early, have a great time and enjoy the great food before it sells out! Take outs are also available. Food will be available for sale beginning at 11:00 AM.

The main attraction at No. 9 Mine is the fascinating guided underground tours of the No. 9 Coal Mine which first opened in 1855. No. 9 Mine in Lansford is the world’s oldest operating deep mine. Tours are approximately one hour in length and include the mine train ride into the mine where visitors then embark on a walking tour to see the fascinating sights such as the massive elevator shaft, mule-ways, underground hospital, Go Devil, and the daily work areas of coal miners. The temperature underground is approximately 52 degrees year round. Visitors will also enjoy browsing the countless new exhibits and artifacts inside the area’s largest coal mining museum and gift shop located in the former miner’s wash shanty building built in 1912.

Sunday’s events offer something for all ages as we celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends. For further information, contact No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum at 570-645-7074 or visit us on Facebook or the web at No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum is located in Lansford, PA and operated by the Panther Creek Valley Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that preserves the heritage and culture of coal miners and their families in the Panther Creek Valley. No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum is located in the Lansford National Historic District. Free historic district brochures and map are available in the visitor information rack.

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