Welcome to our web site!
New features planned for this site include an online Gift and Book Shop, more pictures of the Monument for Life, updated visitor information. There will also be more ways to donate to our building fund to create a permanent home for our collection of rescue equipment and memorabilia related to the event. This includes the actual miner rescue capsule and drill bits used in the rescue of the miners.
We invite you to come visit the rescue site where you can walk right up to the rescue shaft where the miners emerged from the dark, cold mine 240 feet below after 77 hours of frigid darkness. You will be greeted by the 7 foot tall bronze statue of a coal miner at the top of the walkway into the rescue site. Hear the story of the miracle from people personally involved in the rescue. Touch the rescue capsule and try to imagine how it would feel to squeeze into it with your strength nearly gone.
Please check the Visitor Information page to find out more about our hours of operation and the best times to visit the Monument for Life. Bus tours are welcome, but please make arrangements in advance. You can find out more by visiting our Bus Tour Info page.