Our mission is to preserve and transform the former
Liberty Theatre Building (erected 1920-21) into a regional museum showcasing
the once-thriving coal mining industry of Nanty Glo, Blacklick and Jackson Townships,
and Vintondale. The museum will educate visitors about the area's varied
ethnic cultures, and the economic hardships shared by mining families during most
of the period when "coal was king" in the region.
Historical photographs, artifacts, and private
collections will be used to re-create that era. Other media including video, newspapers,
books, websites and oral histories will be offered to educate visitors about our
cherished family life, faith, and heroes.
Our goal, through all of this, is to help both
local residents and out-of-area museum visitors find a connection between their
lives and the lives of struggling mining families during the 1920-1940's, one
not fully understood or appreciated by today's general public.
The Nant-Y-Glo Tri Area Museum and Historical Society
Not-For-Profit 501c-3 Charitable Organization