On December 1, 2007, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh will hold a historical symposium and exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Darr and Monongah Coal Mining Disasters of December 1907 and exploring the role of coal mining on the history of West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Irwin Marcus, Indiana Univ. of PA
"Coal Mine Safety and the American Way of Life: The Perspective of the 1900s."
Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts, Indiana Univ. of PA
"Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Coal Mining Disasters of 1907 in Historical Perspective."
Dr. Joan Saverino, Historical Society of PA
"Il Fuoco di Minoga: The 1907 Mine Disaster and the Making of Transnational Identity in West Virginia."
J. Davitt McAteer, author of forthcoming book on Monongah
"Immigrants, Mining, and the American Dream."
Also including a roundtable of community researchers and excerpts from a new film on Monongah by Peter Argentine (Argentine Productions).
Symposium cost is $19.07 per person, which includes admission to the symposium, breakfast reception, the Monongah exhibit, and all of the museum exhibits.
For more information or to receive a conference brochure via email, contact Nicholas Ciotola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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