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Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is located in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields in a former coal camp town. It is housed in the International Harvester Commissary. It's structure was rebuilt in the 1930's and was operated as the company store until International Harvester closed the last mine in the 1950's. The old theater, which is located near the museum, was built by the coal company to provide entertainment to the community. The School House Inn, which at one time served as a high school and elementary school for coal camp children, was built in 1926 by the Wisconsin Steel Corporation. It is near the museum.

Location: 231 Main St, Benham Kentucky 40807 Telephone 606-848-1530

Other History nearby:
(Barbourville) Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
(Abingdon) Fields-Penn 1860 House
(Benham) Kentucky Coal Mining Museum
(Benham) Kentucky Coal Museum
(Big Stone Gap) Smithfield Plantation House
(Harrogate) The Abraham Lincoln Museum

05/07 Coming to The Benham area
International Biscuit Festival Knoxville TN May18 The four categories of competition are Sweet Biscuits, Savory Biscuits, Special Biscuits and Student Biscuits.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Pineville KY May23 The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is one of Kentucky's oldest festivals, finding its start in 1931.
Fort Harrod Beef Festival Harrodsburg KY May31-June1 The festival is designed to showcase Kentucky's beef industry. If you are looking for a fun, exciting and educational weekend full of activities; then the Fort Harrod Beef Festival is the place to be! Features a range of activities, and many center around a delicious array of beef. There are activities to suit many different interests and ages.
Great American Brass Band Festival Danville KY June7-9 The Great American Brass Band Festival is a one-of-a-kind event committed to preserving brass band music through performance and education. We pride ourselves on bringing the world's best brass band music, FREE OF CHARGE, to historic downtown Danville, Kentucky.
Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival Gray Hawk KY June19-21 Stringbean Memorial, Inc. is a non-profit corporation named in honor of David “Stringbean” Akemon, native of Jackson County, Kentucky, who was an internationally known musician and performer at the Grand Ole Opry and the television show, Hee Haw.