Upcoming Events

Tour the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine @ Exhibition Coal Mine
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm

Tour the underground mine, visit the Coal Camp, the Museum and the Gift Shop stocked with West Virginia items & freshly made fudge in a variety of flavors. The hands-on exhibitions and underground coal mining tour offer wonderful opportunities for our visitors to learn, explore, interact and share.

 As the focal points of the City’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine and the Youth Museum draw thousands of people to the area annually.  The unique underground mine, the recreated coal camp, the Youth Museum and the Mountain Homestead are surrounded by inviting lawns, colorful flowers, picnic areas, an imposing coal miner statue and a whimsical 20 ft. “Peace Totem”.

 At the Exhibition Coal Mine, one can ride through the dark passages of a vintage coal mine. The guides are veteran miners and provide firsthand accounts of the daily responsibilities and travail of past and present day miners.

 In addition to the Mine, one can tour the period coal camp buildings situated throughout the grounds.  Lovingly restored, the Coal Company House, Superintendent’s Home, Pemberton Coal Camp Church, and the Helen Coal Camp School, give visitors a true representation of early 20th century coal camp life.

 The Exhibition Coal Mine operates on a seasonal schedule, opening on April 1 and closing November 1.  Visitors are asked to bring a jacket because the temperature is always 58 degrees inside the Mine.

“Curious George” Exhibit @ Youth Museum of SWV/Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

Let’s Get Curious.

Curious is a large and wonderful exhibit that will take us several weeks to install so the Museum won’t reopen until January 28.

Piney Creek Watershed Earth Day Activities @ Weathered Ground Brewery
Apr 18 all-day

Join the Piney Creek Watershed Association for their Earth Day Celebration at Weathered Ground Brewery.

More details to come!

Active Southern WV | Regional Fun Run/Walk @ Woodrow Wilson High School
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free kids race – one lap around the track
Free 5K – 12 laps around the track. This event is not timed
Registration opens at 9:30am

Come join Active Southern West Virginia for our free Regional Fun Run! This walk/run event will take place on April 18th at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV from 10am-12pm. Our Kids Run will be our first event. Children of all ages are invited to participate in this untimed, one lap event. Post-race snacks will be available along with fun field games, a raffle, and a group photo.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA Paul Cine Memorial Youth Sports Complex
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Healthy Kids Day is the nation’s largest health day for children and families. Ys across the country host and celebrate this day dedicated to promoting education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests, so youth and families in 10,000 communities achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.