Living History & Civil War Weekend s being held at Eckley Miners’ Village on Aug 17th and 18th from 10am to 5pm..
Enjoy a weekend in the historic mining patch town with small arms & artillery demonstrations, skirmishes, and civil war troop encampments, and see living history scenarios, camp life displays, and period craftsmen. Browse through the Civil War sutlers’ shops. Enjoy great food, and period music by Kent Courtney & David Matsinko. Listen to Helen Torok as she sings and explains the meaning behind old slave songs. Be entertained by the Eckley Players performing “The Ballad of Patrick Sweeney”.
Come and see the historic Catholic and Episcopal Churches, Slate Picker’s House, Doctor Office, the 1880, 1890, & 1940 homes, the beautiful Victorian Sharpe House, Shoe Maker’s Shop, Seamstress Shop, Company Store, and Blacksmith Shop. Admission to the Village and the Museum are $10 for adults (13-64), $9 for seniors (65+) and $6 for children under 13. Eckley is located just off Route 940 on Highland Road in Luzerne County, 10 miles east of downtown Hazleton and outside of Freeland. For additional information, call the Village at (570) 636-2070, or visit our website at www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com
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