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Museum Storytime: The Quecreek Mine Rescue Site
August 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy our special virtual storytime in honor of the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site! We will read a story that will introduce children to local history in a fun and engaging way. Following the storytime, kids will be encouraged to participate in an activity based on the story we read! The Quecreek Mine Rescue Memorial/Monument for Life honors and portrays the team of rescue workers who saved nine trapped coal miners from certain death near Somerset, Pennsylvania. In a larger sense, the memorial site honors the tireless heroism of rescue workers everywhere, as well as serving as a lasting tribute to the coal miners of Southwestern Pennsylvania and across the nation. This virtual storytime is part of a series promoting the Experience Kits initiative at select Allegheny & Washington County Libraries, and is sponsored by the Heinz Center Affiliates Program (HCAP). With your library card, receive free admission passes for up to four people to several local museums and historical sites. Learn more! Upcoming Museum Storytimes:
- Saturday, August 14, 2021: Captain William Vicary Mansion and Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation
- Saturday, August 21, 2021: The Passavant House and Zelienople Historical Society
- Saturday, August 28, 2021: McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center