July Argall Report: Eckley Miners’ Village

HAZLETON – The July edition of the local TV program hosted by Senators Dave Argall (R-29) and John Yudichak (I-14) reviews their recent visit to Eckley Miners’ Village in the Hazleton area.

“Eckley Miners’ Village, just like neighboring Jim Thorpe, Pottsville, and Tamaqua showcases the history of our region,” Senator Argall said. “It’s one of the many attractions that continues to bring visitors to the area to appreciate the unique culture of the region that helped drive the Industrial Revolution.”

Eckley Miners’ Village has been open to visitors for the last 52 years and offers visitors a first-hand experience of what it was like to live in a 19th century company mining town. The site is operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and features several exhibits including a museum showcasing the importance of the anthracite coal industry, miners’ houses from the 1850’s, a doctor’s office from 1874, and two 19th century churches.

Eckley served as the set of the 1970 film “The Molly Maguires” starring actors Sean Connery and Richard Harris. 

“History is alive at Eckley, and I look forward to their upcoming expansion,” Senator Argall continued. “Senator Yudichak and I look forward to seeing many new visitors to our area in Eckley and many other communities.”

This edition will air on:

  • Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
  • Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) on Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m.
  • Service Electric Cablevision:  Hazleton, Mahanoy City; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 Channel 507 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10.  Please check local listings for air times.

It is also available online at https://www.senatorargall.com/argallreport/.


Contact: Jim Brugger


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