Salvaging the Past – a Miners Hall Museum special program

“Salvaging the Past”

Join us this Sunday, September 10 at 2 p.m. at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas for this special program.  It is being presented in conjunction with the quarterly exhibit “Preserving the Past – Coal Camps and Coal Company Houses,” which is on display through September 23, 2023. The quarterly exhibit is hosted by Linda Knoll and Jerry Lomshek.

The program will be presented by Larry Fields.  Born and raised in Pittsburg, both of Larry’s grandfathers were coal miners. Prior to coming back to Pittsburg Larry had a successful railway (45 yrs.) career working in seven countries.

“The railway industry allowed me to spend fifty years in and around old buildings all over the United States and parts of the world,” Fields says.

The focus of the presentation is Larry’s dedication to the preservation and renovation of the historic 1876 Frisco Depot and the old Pittcraft building. Built in 1879, the Pittcraft building’s original use was production of equipment and goods to be used by miners.

After the program, guests will have the opportunity to visit the newly restored Miners House and the quarterly exhibit.

The program begins at 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30) and admission is free. We recommend calling the museum if you plan to join us so we can plan for adequate seating (620-347-4220). Donations are accepted and appreciated.