The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

Matewan, WV

In 1921, ten thousand armed miners marched 50 miles across Southern West Virginia to battle for their rights as working people. The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum tells the story of their fight, and the years of hardships, skirmishes and union organizing leading up to that remarkable moment. This unique museum takes visitors on a journey beginning at the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912-1913, winding through the 1920 Matewan Massacre, and culminating in the Battle of Blair Mountain.

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