The Museum of the Coal Industry

The discovery of massive coal deposits transformed Southwestern Indiana from quiet prairies and woodlands into a key energy source for America's economy.  the Museum of the Coal Industry celebrates that rich history and explains coal mining's role in our state's history.  

Founded in 1985 & built upon beautifully reclaimed mining land, the museum offers an extensive collection of memorabilia, artifacts, and books on coal mining, along with several exhibits.

"Tinker Bell" Locomotive  -- This carefully restored 1940 EMD SW1 diesel switcher served the Peabody Lynnville Mine from 1968 to 1999.

Company Store & House -- Built using construction methods from the 1880-1930 era to show how miners lived and worked.  

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