Friday, December 24, 2010


Owensboro Museum Begins Mine Tours

A new exhibit at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History has features of an underground coal mine and includes artifacts from old western Kentucky mines. Tours of the Coal Mine Gallery, which began this week in the basement of the museum, features a 1930s-era mine that was inspired by the Rudy Mine in Bon Harbor, which closed in 1954. The exhibit includes a ride on an old-fashioned elevator lit by a single red light, along with audio recordings of miners and other sound effects. Tours continue December 27-30, and after the new year, public tours will be at 3:00 P.M. on weekdays.

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