To create a greater awareness and appreciation of the role coal has played in our past, the impact it currently has and what role it will play in our future.
GOAL 1: Develop an underground coal mine exhibit in the basement of the Owensboro Museum of Science and History (OMSH) building and a participatory exhibit upstairs featuring current machinery used in coal extraction and coals importance in our futures as an energy source. Click here for more . . .
GOAL 2: Develop the George H. Rudy Mines and Co. Interpretive Center and walking trails at Ben Hawes State Park. Click here for more . . .
GOAL 3: Develop a Western Kentucky Coal Legacy Driving Tour through nine counties which will include directional and interpretive signs, brochures, website and CD/DVD's guided tours. Click here for more . . .
GOAL 4: Expand the Western Kentucky Coal Legacy oral history project to include other mines in Western Kentucky. Click here for more . . .
Click here for a complete Goals and Action Plan, PDF format.
*Both the Owensboro Museum of Science and History (OMSH) building and the George H. Rudy Interpretive Center will serve as central hubs to direct visitors to other coal sites throughout both west and east Kentucky and promote the western Kentucky Coal Driving Tour and Coal Legacy project. Other satellite hubs will be developed all along the route.