Do you have an ancestor who worked the mines in NE Pennsylvania? Don't overlook the resources of the Anthracite Heritage Museum Archives & Library

Jan 10, 2014

The Anthracite Heritage Museum is located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Museum tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textiles industries.


The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum’s diverse regional collections represent all facets of work, life and values of the region’s ethnic communities.


The collections of the Anthracite Heritage Museum include a non-circulating archives and library.


The library collections contain books, periodicals, and vertical file items.  Patrons interested in these collections should search for the title, author and subject information on the Pennsylvania State Library catalog web site page.


The archival collections contain documents, maps, images and ephemera.  Patrons who which to access information in these collections are requested to make an appointment, in advance, by telephoning Richard Stanislaus or John Fielding at 570-963-4845.or email or


For more information please visit the website of the Anthracite Heritage Museum & Iron Furnaces website.