William King Museum of Art

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

On this day in 1884, just after midnight, a massive explosion shook the mining town of Pocahontas, Virginia. More than 114 coal miners lost their lives. On April 28, the Town of Pocahontas and HPI will honor their memory with a candlelight ceremony at dusk in the Pocahontas cemetery. We hope you’ll join us there. The story of these miners and the story of the town they called home is included in our exhibit, Coal Country, on view in our Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Gallery through August 12.