Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Region: Past to Present
Overview of the social and environmental histories of Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Region.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Molly Maguires in the Pennsylvania Coal Region
A panel of community members and faculty focus on the Molly Maguire secret society to explore nationalism and the Irish diaspora.
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
Athletics in the Anthracite Coal Region
Drew Kelly (94KX) will moderate two panel discussions about the relationship between the coal region and its athletes. Panelists will include Jennifer Yuengling ('93), Clifford Melberger ('61, M'62, GP'14), Pat Flannery ('80, M'83), Chuck Souders, Tommy Ryan, Steve Kline and Henry Hynoski Sr..
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Silencio Blanco Puppeteers
Chilean puppeteers discuss coal mining and representing stories through puppetry.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Art of the Coal Region
Greg Stuart will discuss the art and visual culture of the region, and how artists traveling to it both represented and misrepresented the area. Steven Lichak (WYSO Foundation), will share the life and artwork of Frank Wysochansky, a self-taught artist of the coal region and son of a coal miner, born to Ukrainian immigrants.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Nicholas Kupensky, Visiting Professor of Comparative Humanities, and Bode Morin, site administrator of the PA Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces, will discuss ways in which we can discover and share the physical and cultural stories of immigrant hard-coal mining experiences.Related News: Research Illuminates Lives of Immigrants in Pa. Coal Town
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Region: Present to Future
Carol Parenzan, the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Maureen B. Hauck, from the Bucknell University's Small Business Development Center, and Kathy Jeremiah, from the Northumberland County Planning Office, will discuss present and future prospects as well as answer audience questions.
Friday, March 31, 2017
The Creation of Anthracite Fields
Professor G.C. Waldrep will interview Julia Wolfe, composer of Anthracite Fields, Laurie McCants, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and advisor to the project, and Beth Willer, conductor for the Weis Center performance.