Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coal & Coke Industry of the Ligonier Valley

The Pennsylvania Room will host a program titled, A Brief History of Mine Lighting presented by Gil Flint on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

"From the days of oil-soaked reed lights up to our modern Flame-Safety-Lamps, gradual developments have continually improved light and safety in the mining industry."

Retired mining engineer Gil Flint will discuss the history of lighting in the underground areas where coal is mined and the advances in lighting technology which allow miners to see and remain relatively safe.

Mr. Flint has loaned some of his extensive collection of mine lamps and other artifacts for the Coal and Coke in the Ligonier Valley exhibit currently on display in the Pennsylvania Room.

Wednesday's program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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