Morning at the Museum

May 14, 2015  •  1 Comment

I had a very interesting Tuesday morning...my sis Jackie and I spent some time at The Windber Museum here in Windber, PA. It was my second time there (the first being 15 years ago!) and Jackie's first. We spent hours, as Jackie was researching for an article she is writing and of coarse, I was photographing the interesting artifacts that they have collected over the years. 

A little history on Windber: It was created around the coal industry. The company was Berwind Coal. See the resemblance? This hits home to us. You see, our grandfathers and great grandfather worked in these local mines. Grand Pap Killian was killed in the mine before we were born. It is part of who we are. Just think...This town, even this country, is what it is today in part to these brave souls who risked their lives daily just to provide for their families. Some still do today.

I think everyone would benefit from a visit to our little gem of a museum here in Windber. Although nothing came to life, so to speak, you can still hear the voices and see the lives in all that rests inside that old farm house.

 


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sunjack(non-registered)
We should never forget the voices of those who came before or what our ancestors sacrificed to make our lives better. If we do, we're doomed to lose all that they gained. Kudos to those who maintain our museums so we may learn.
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