Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Did you know...

Did you know that when rescuing miners after disasters such as the 1956 explosion, and the 1958 "Bump", the draegermen used tools made of copper. They used copper tools because copper does not spark, and after disasters such as the ones mentioned, methane gas was a severe threat.

Canada Day Eve

Tomorrow is our big day. It is probably one of our favourite days here at the mine, it keeps us very busy. We have tours coming in and out, face painting, and on top all of this we have to mediate some of the washer-toss tournaments. They are known to become a little competitive at times. Also, someone has to be the designated hot dog cooker. Here are some pictures from last year's event to give people an idea of what to expect if you show up for Canada's 142nd birthday.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Oh the Humidity!

Here at the mine we are praying for a thunder and lightening storm. Our little A/C is trying its hardest, but it can't defeat this sticky heatwave that we have been suffering from. Every now and then, we in the giftshop will wander over to the opening of the mine where the temperature automatically drops 5-10 degrees. Just one more reason to come on down. You can enjoy some of the nice cool air that is being pumped through the syndicate coal mine.

Canada Day is soon approaching...

We have big plans for Canada Day here at the mine. I don't want to give away too many details, but let me just say there might be a free barbecue involved. And, I don't know, maybe some Canada day trivia where you can win a free tour of the Syndicate Coal Mine. Fine, I'll tell you the rest of our plans. we have washer-toss tournaments and face-painting too. The surprise is out...

Our first blog post

Good morning everyone. This is the commencement of the Springhill Miners' Museum blog. On this blog we will be talking about everything from the weather, to the groups that are visiting us for a tour. This is also a place to learn about the Springhill Mine. We will be offering bits of information quite frequently that will help you gain further knowledge about our rich heritage. If there are any requests or questions, please feel free to ask! And if you are really stumped, whether it be about admission prices or how a carbide lamp works, we can be reached at 902-597-3449.

We also have a facebook page too, so check that out!