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Mining heritage celebrated
The Friends of the Morden Mine Society is digging deep into Nanaimo’s coal mining heritage and wants to hear from the public.
The society is hosting a reception commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Morden Mine Saturday (Sept. 29) beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Museum.
The public is invited to a celebration that marks the historical event of March 1912 when Pacific Coast Coal Mining Company began drilling the No. 3 and No. 4 shafts of the Morden Mine.
The afternoon includes a talk by author and historian Tom Paterson entitled Coal Was Not Always a Dirty Word, a buffet-style luncheon and a toast to the Morden miners
Memberships, memorabilia and the society’s new 100-year commemorative and geo-cache coins will be available for purchase.
The Friends also invite descendants of the Morden Colliery miners to pay homage to their ancestors, provide information and add to a compiled list of Morden miners.
The exhibit will be displayed at the museum until the 3rd week in November.
All those planning to attend are asked to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org under the heading Celebration
For more information, go to www. mordenmine.com.
The Nanaimo Museum is at 100 Museum Way in the Port of Nanaimo Centre.