A small gem in Christian County is getting a new home. The Christian County Coal Mine Museum is moving to a permanent location with more space. An anonymous donor allowed them to get a 7,000 square foot building, and Executive Director Chuck Martin is looking forward to what this new location can do for the museum.
The remodel is moving along, and Martin says there will be a lot of features that celebrate and preserve the history of coal mines in Christian County.
Not all of the history is pretty. Martin explains there was something called Mine Wars, which they will have plenty of information on as well.
Mining was a dangerous job and there were disasters that occurred. That topic will be covered. Martin is very excited about a simulated underground coal mine that he is building.
Martin appeared as a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.