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September 2019

2019 Pennsylvania Labor History Society Annual Conference – Day 1

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, 22 Bald Mountain Rd
Scranton, PA, 18504 United States
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The 2019 PLHS conference will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Avondale mine  disaster. Events will be September 6th and 7th  at the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton. Friday, September 6th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, Richard Healey, University of Portsmouth, England, “Anthracite Coal Breakers of the Avondale Era:  An Overview of the Early Stereographic Record” Day 2 Information HERE

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2019 Pennsylvania Labor History Society Annual Conference – Day 2

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, 22 Bald Mountain Rd
Scranton, PA, 18504 United States
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Saturday, September 7th, 9:30 – 11 am, William Jones, University of Cardiff, Wales, “The Welsh of Scranton during the 1860s and 1870s”  At the Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton (transportation provided) Saturday, September 7th, 11:30 am – 12:30 am, Washburn Street Cemetery, Commemoration of Avondale Victims At the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton 1:30 pm – 3 pm, Panel Discussion, An Overview of the Avondale Disaster Panelists:  William Jones, “The Causes”, Richard Healey, “The Role of the Railroads”, Robert Wolensky, “Safety and Other Consequences” Moderator:  Bode Morin, Anthracite Heritage…

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2019 Pennsylvania Labor History Society Annual Conference – Day 3

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
First Welsh Baptist Church, 168 Girard Ave
Plymouth, PA 18651 United States
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In Plymouth and Plymouth Twp., PA Sunday, September 8th, 10 – 11 am, First Welsh Baptist Church service (the church of several Avondale victims) Sunday, September 8th, 12:00 noon – 1 pm, Disaster Site, Memorial Program Sunday, September 8th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Plymouth Historical Society, refreshments and a social gathering.

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