The October program that was cancelled has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 28th at 7 p.m. at the Coal City Public Library. Michelle Micetich of the Carbon Hill Historical Society and Bryan Gilligan of the Coal City Public Library will present a program on the History of Coal City and Surrounding areas. The doors willContinue reading “Program: History of Coal City and Surrounding Areas”
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Thank you City of Morris!
Many thanks to the City of Morris for its $15,000 contribution to the Museum from the Hotel/Motel Fund. It is much appreciated. Thank you for your continued support!
New Operating Hours
The Museum received a grant from the Illinois Humanities Organization. We are using part of the money to keep the Museum open an hour later every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our new hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact the Museum if you would like to set up a private groupContinue reading “New Operating Hours”
Our Genealogy Room is Now Open
We are pleased to announce that our Genealogy Room is completed. Special thanks to Dan Dransfeldt, Jim Hayes, Kevin Connor, Mark Riley and Ed Aldrich for all of their hard work transforming the Garage to the Genealogy Room. In addition to all of the information in our archives, you now will have access to Ancestory.com,Continue reading “Our Genealogy Room is Now Open”
Nick Koba Strip Mining Presentation
Nick Koba presented his remembrances from working at the Northern Illinois Coal Corporation. To see his presentation, click here. If you would like to purchase a copy of his book: “Strip Mining History of the Grundy, Will and Kankakee Counties: The Story of the Northern Illinois Coal Corporation 1927 to 1974.” If you would likeContinue reading “Nick Koba Strip Mining Presentation”