Founded in March 2000, The Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association (NACMHA) is dedicated to educating the public on our regional coal mining heritage. NACMHA operates a seasonal interactive coal mining museum in Fairmont, West Virginia adjacent to Coal Country Miniature Golf course along Interstate 79.
The geographic focus is the "Fairmont Field" which includes the 6
counties of Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor.
NACMHA has, over its short life, established a museum, hosted with local
communities a state traveling coal mining exhibit for 2 1/2 years
and enlisted public sentiment to preserve this historical display. We
have also loaned artifacts and library materials to speakers, researched
developed a listing of coal mine fatalities and supported other local
groups in efforts to build miners' memorials commemorating coal mine
We display a regional road map at our museum showing regional coal
mining heritage attractions in the area.