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Coal and Coke Heritage Center, Patch/Work Voices Project

The Coal and Coke Heritage Center is located at Penn State's Fayette Campus in Uniontown, PA. The Center houses industrial artifacts, oral histories, primary documents, and other materials pertaining to the rich industrial history of the region.

The Patch/Work Voices project captures and preserves the history of the coal and coke industry and the culture and heritage of the bituminous coal miners and coke workers of southwestern Pennsylvania, focusing on the area known as the Connellsville Coke Region. The Connellsville Coke Region is a long narrow strip of land averaging three and a half miles wide and nearly 40 miles long. The region covers approximately 137 square miles. It is tucked along the base of the mountains from Latrobe in Westmoreland County to the area around Smithfield in Fayette County. The era of the Connellsville Coke Region spans roughly the century from 1870-1970 when it fueled the fires of industry.

The project serves as a resource center and archives for:

  • more than 500 hours of recorded interviews
  • mining artifacts, photographs, maps, blueprints, documents, and scrapbooks
  • special library collections of coal mining literature, manuscripts, essays, poetry, and journal articles
  • music, videos, and slide/tape presentations
  • art work collection of local and regional artists chronicling the lives, places, and events of the Connellsville Coke Region

Contact Information

Coal and Coke Heritage Center.............Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 AM-2 PM.
Penn State University-Fayette Campus Library
Route 119 North
Uniontown. PA 15401

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

  • Turn Left [East] on Route 21 East
  • Travel 3.1 mi to traffic light at Route 119
  • Turn Right and stay to left following on-ramp sign to [US 119 North Connellsville]
  • This is the Uniontown By-Pass.
  • Travel 6.0 mi on US119 North
  • Turn Left at Traffic Light into Penn State Fayette Campus
  • Once in the campus area turn right and follow road past Eberly building to the Library
  • The Coal and Coke Heratage Center is on Ground Floor of the Library

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