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Coal Country Exhibition

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Details

Date:
July 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Phone:
276-628-5005
Website:
http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm

Coal Country examines the rich history and culture of coal in Southwest Virginia through the stories of the coal companies, the mines and towns they built, and the people who called those towns home. Generations of miners tunneled their way into the mountainsides of the region, digging ever deeper in search of those rich seams of shining black running through the rock. Wherever those deposits were found, communities sprang up around them, built by the companies that owned the mines. These company towns, or coal camps, were entirely self-sufficient, complete with company houses, company stores, hospitals, churches, dance halls, even marching bands and baseball teams.

On display through August 12 in the Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries. Admission is free. Sponsored by PennStuart Attorneys at Law.