Eckley Village to explore 19th century funerals
photo by Christopher Deemer Bob Vybrenner, dressed in period costume, discusses 19th century funerary practices at Eckley Miners' Village
Funerary and mourning practices of the 19th century will be examined in an Eckley Miners' Village lecture Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. The talk, by Village volunteers Bob Vybrenner and Kate Conlin, will be held in the Village museum.
Eckley Miners' Village is a living history museum focusing on the daily life of the anthracite coal miner and his family. Settled in 1854, the village is one of hundreds of company mining towns or "patches" built in the anthracite region during the 19th century. The site preserves a way of life which dominated the anthracite coal region for more than 150 years.
Eckley is located on Highland Road, near Freeland, three miles off Route 940 in Luzerne County, 10 miles east of downtown Hazleton. Use "Eckley, PA" for online mapping or GPS technologies.
For additional information, call the Village at (570) 636-2070 or visit www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. Eckley Miners' Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with active support from the Eckley Miners' Village Associates.