Last updated: 5/1/2008
Black Diamond, Washington
Street Address
32627 Railroad Ave
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 232
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Hours
Summer
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admissions
Free - Donations accepted
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Keith Watson, President
phone: 360-886-2142
Description

The old train tracks in front of our museum have a restored caboose and coal car sitting on them. The museum is full of donated artifacts from Black Diamond and surrounding communities that pertain to a company owned coal mining town. There are many historical pictures and a simulated coal mine complete with electric engine and coal car. The Black Diamond original two man jail is located on our grounds as well as wash shed and fire station with hand fire pulled hose cart. Inside the museum you will find displays of a Doctors Office, Parlor, Kitchen, School Room, Barbershop, Candy Shop, Train dispatch office, Post Office within our General Store, Sewing Machines, Office Machines, Washing Machines, Automobile and Truck engines and Transmissions. We also have tools from the following industries: Coal Mining, Railroad, Lumber,Logging, Farming, and many household tools. Also on display are household items, radios, record palyers, period clothing, furniture and quilts. also there is a model company coal town complete with working mine equipment. Future displays will be a working Fire and Mine Accident Siren, and a possible Yard Locomotive.

History

The Black Diamond Historical Society has maintained the Black Diamond Museum since 1976 and is an all volunteer group.

Artifact Collections

Collections from Coal Mining, Company owned Town, Logging Industry, Railroad Industry, also see above for more details.

Research Collections

Black Diamond Cemetery, School, Military, Coal Mine Company, Railroad Company, Census Records.

Educational Programs

Lectures in house as well as in local areas.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

  • Quarterly Newsletter to Members
  • Mining the Memories Diane & Cory Olson
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