This museum tells the story of Mauch Chunk, the coal-mining town that preceded Jim Thorpe.
The main exhibit focuses on the Lenape Indians, the discovery of coal in the Jim Thrope area, the industrialization of Mauch Chunk, the Switchback Gravity Railroad, and Mauch Chunk's transformation into modern-day Jim Thorpe.
Geological history is another topic that is covered through the museum's exhibits. The second floor of the Mauch Chunk museum has a ballroom that is available for special events, including weddings, parties, and corporate get-togethers.
41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 570-325-9190 Photo: Mauch Chunk Museum
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