There will be a Coal Miners Reunion in Rocky Top on April 29. It’s hosted by the Coal Creek Miners Museum.
The reunion is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Lake City Middle School in Rocky Top. It Will honor the miners that worked in the Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia coal mines, a press release said.
“The museum’s purpose is to honor the miners and the impact that they had on our communities, and now we want to host an event to bring the miners together to reconnect to each other and honor them for their years of hard work,” said Tim Isbel, chair of the Coal Creek Miners Museum.
There will be chili and soups, live music, door prizes, T-shirts for sale, and script vendors will be on hand to sale and trade script, the press release said. At 5 p.m. there will be a program to honor the hard working men and women who mined coal.
Tickets are $5 per person, and they can be purchased at the Coal Creek Miners Museum from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., online at www.coalcreekminersmuseum.com, or at the door at the event. However, because of a generous donation, admission is free for anyone that has worked in a mine, the press release said.
In addition, the Coal Creek Miners Museum will be hosting guided tours of the historical sites in Coal Creek and historians will be on hand at the Coal Creek Miners Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to welcome visitors and talk about the historical events that made coal mining in Coal Creek unique, the press release said.
The guided tours to historical sites include stops at Militia Hill, where the militia was stationed during the Coal Creek War, Briceville Community Church and Leach Cemetery where Fraterville Miners’ Circle is located.
The guided tours of the historical sites and admission to the museum are free, but you will need to make a reservation for the tour by calling (865) 340-3269.
All proceeds from this event will go to fund the remodel of the second floor and installation of an elevator to access the second floor of the Coal Creek Miners Museum’s building.
For more information, call (865) 340-3269 or visit www.coalcreekminersmuseum.com.
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