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336 Mate St.
Matewan, WV 25678


The WV Mine Wars Museum preserves and interprets artifacts and historical records of the local communities affected by the Mine Wars, exploring historical events from multiple perspectives through the lives of ordinary people. The museum is dedicated to educating the public about the events of the Mine Wars era, including the history of the United Mine Workers of America in the local area; the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike of 1912-1913; the 1920 Matewan Massacre; and the 1921 Miners March leading to Battle of Blair Mountain. Finally, it aims to educate youth, promote heritage tourism, and foster local economic development.


Old Photo Postcards: Set of 3


We're so thrilled to now offer one-of-a-kind West Virginia Mine Wars Museum merchandise online!

Because we are a small volunteer-led operation, purchases will be shipped weekly, each Friday. Please anticipate this shipping schedule when placing your order. 

Old Photo Postcards: Set of 3


Old Photo Postcards: Set of 3


Here's a set of three postcards from classic, archival photos featured inside our museum! 

There's a portrait of "Mr. Grizzle," the anonymous miner from our 1921 newsreel film who we wish was actually on our museum's board! A print of a classic staged propaganda photo from the National Guard's seizure of ammunition during the Paint Creek/Cabin Creek strike that was used to lie to the public. And a photo of a coal miner's family standing outside their canvas tent after being evicted from their home for organizing. 

Set of three glossy 4x6" cardstock postcards.

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