From July 24-28, 2002, millions worldwide watched and waited as rescuers worked around the clock to save nine men trapped in the flooded Quecreek mine. For 77 hours, rescuers faced setback after setback as they raced to bring all nine miners home alive. Miraculously, in the early morning hours of July 28, the miners were brought safely to the surface, one by one, in what was undoubtedly a feel-good moment for a community and a nation still reeling from the tragedy of September 11, 2001, just 10 months earlier.
Fifteen years later, join us at the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site for a celebration in honor of the courageous miners and their heroic rescuers. Festivities include great live music, delicious food from local vendors and food trucks, fun and games for the kids like face painting, dress like a miner, and more. Plus, a car cruise, bonfires, yummy treats and FIREWORKS! The Quecreek Visitors Center will be open for FREE TOURS on Saturday, July 29.