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Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association

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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.

Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association (NACMHA)

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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 and developed a listing of coal mine fatalities and supported other local groups in efforts to build miners' memorials commemorating coal mine disasters. We display a regional road map at our museum showing regional coal mining heritage attractions in the area.

Address
Coal Country Lane
Fairmont, West Virginia
Phone Number
(304) 366-9358
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  • Local History Societies and Museums
This location was created on 2014-09-08 by Eliza Kolander .   It was last updated on 2017-06-26 by Eliza Kolander .

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  • I am looking for information on the coal mining around Fairmont, WV right after the Civil War. I am also interested in the coal mining activities of a Fairmont resident, Clarence D. Robinson. Help and information is always appreciated. Willing to share info.

    Thanks,

    Charlie Robinson

    Charlie Robinson on 2018-09-08

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