Saturday, June 1, 2013
Conference Fees: $20.00 Advance Registration. Call 570-963-4845. $25.00 at the door registration.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
9:00 a.m. Welcome by Robert Savakinus, President, Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates; Chester Kulesa, Site Administrator Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces; Bode Morin, Eckley Miners Village.
9:15 a.m. Speaker – F. Charles Petrillo, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Topic: The Hard Coal Navy: Susquehanna River Coal
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Speaker – Richard G. Healey, University of Portsmouth, Great Britain.
Topic: Miners and Mining in Scranton during the Civil War: Preliminary Findings from the DL&W Payrolls Project
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Speaker Robert E. Hughes, Executive Director-Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)
Topic: 3D Modeling and Mapping of the Northern Anthracite Coal Fields and the Underground Mine Pools beneath the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valleys
Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. The Hometown boyz
Topic: A live music performance by band members Joe Sweeney, Mike Haduck, Ed Haduck, Jim Reap and Mike Lavelle.
1:45 p.m. Break.
2 p.m. Speaker Darlene Miller-Lanning, University of Scranton, PA.
Topic: The Art and History of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company.
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Speakers William A. Hastie, Sr., West Pittston, PA and Robert P. Wolensky, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI.
Topic: Anthracite Labor Wars in the Northern Anthracite Field: Labor against Management and Labor against Labor during the 1920s & 1930s
3:45 p.m. Open Mic Announcements—Open to all present.
4:00 p.m. Mingle, chat or visit the exhibitions and the Museum store.
5:00 p.m. Conference ends. The Museum closes for the day.