A dedicated core of former and current residents meet regularly at the museum during its Saturday hours to share memories and speak with visitors, finding common ground with them over coffee and snacks. The museum is alive with oral history as well as artifacts and exhibits.
Exhibits include biographies of coal operators, profiles of ethnic groups, statistics on mines operating in Scotts Run, histories of schools, churches and communities, and information on mine disasters and glass workers living in the area.
A story is told on the walls of the museum, and continues through the community of Osage on interpretive signs. These show what the town was like in the 30s, tell stories about the musical heritage, and the importance of community gardens. A geocaching trail offers ore snippets of history on some of the former sites of a mine, ferry and other landmarks.
The museum is open Saturdays from 10-2, and for classes and meetings. For a personal tour or presentation, call Mary Jane Coulter, Executive Director, at 304-299-9615.
Come see what's happening at the location of the old Evans Theatre. Its now a community garden and changing every day.
Enjoy a drink at the coffee shop or walk the geocaching trail, which offers snippets of history on some of the former sites of a mine, ferry and other landmarks.