Remember When: Coal was King and Coke was Queen

16apr12:30 pm3:00 pmRemember When: Coal was King and Coke was Queen

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Join us for a delicious brunch at the Greensburg Country Club, view the display of mining artifacts, and sit back and enjoy Michael Mance’s narrated picture presentation including Boxcartown and mining operations from Export, Greensburg, and across the county.

The coal and coke industry is a very important part of Westmoreland’s history. Prior to the Civil War, Westmoreland’s economy was largely based on agriculture, and 80% of the county was farmland. After 1850, the market for coal and coke grew. Aided by the expansion of railroads, Pittsburgh became a nearly insatiable market for Westmoreland’s coal and coke, contributing to a four-fold increase in the county’s population between 1870 and 1920.

Brunch will be served upon arrival. Please arrive by 12:30.


Registration and Payment required in advance. Please call the Westmoreland Historical Society at 724-836-1800 x210 to reserve your spot. Reservations will close on Wednesday, April 5th. 


$38 per person, includes brunch.

$18 for children 12 & under


April 16, 2023 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

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Greensburg Country Club

309 Pleasant Valley Rd.

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