Museum - John L. Lewis Memorial Museum of Mining and Labor

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The THEATER in the museum seats 40 where videos of John L. Lewis, coal mining,
Labor and related topics can be viewed. Meetings for a fee may also be held there.
In the COAL MINING area is the 1911 Patent and original blueprints with instructions
for the carbide light along with photos. United Mine Workers memorabilia and photos,
along with antique and some modern coal mining equipment, tools and documents
pertaining to coal mining are displayed.
In the MEMORIAL area is a life size bronze, statue of John L. Lewis along with some
personal photos, letters, documents and memorabilia of John L. Lewis.

In the LABOR area are photos, speeches, letters and memorabilia pertaining to John
L. Lewis' association with the Presidents of the United States, United Mine Workers
of America, United Rubber Workers of America, United Steel Workers of America,
United Auto Workers of America, and many additional organizations.

There is also a CARTOON GALLERY portraying John L. Lewis with many Presidents and people.
Displayed in the OLD LUCAS area are photos and memorabilia from the era that John
L. Lewis was a resident during his coal mining days.
The LIBRARY contains many photos, books and documents on the subject of John
L. Lewis, coal mining, labor, Lucas history and families. The Lucas history includes
coal mining, city and school records and family genealogy.

Open - April 15 through October 15 - Monday - Saturday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Located 2 Blocks North of Highway Junction 34 & 65 in Lucas, Iowa.
Group tours by appointment year around. Closed Sundays & Holidays
ADMISSION $2.00, Students 11-Older $1.00, 10-Under Free

The museum is accessible to the handicapped, with heating, air conditioning & restrooms.
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Other Information

The John L. Lewis Mining & Labor Museum was erected in part, with a grant
from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Members of the Central Iowa
Building and Trades Council donated labor and monetary contributions came
from Labor unions on the National, State and Local Union levels and community
and former residents of Lucas also donated money and labor to make the museum
a reality. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
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