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Remembering the Farmington Mine Disaster

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

black and white image of a coal mine on fire with thick smoke

Throughout the month, the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folk Life Center will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Farmington Mine Disaster. This event had a devastating effect on Marion County and the surrounding area, but it also brought about changes in mine safety.

On Wednesday, November 7, Bob Campione, a local photographer, will talk about the images he took during the Farmington Mine Disaster while free-lancing for the Fairmont Times.  Campione’s talk, “As Seen through the Camera: Reflections on the 1968 Farmington Mine Disaster” will begin at 7 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.  An exhibition of Mr. Campione’s photographs will run in November, December, and January in the Folklife Center.


November 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center
Squibb Wilson Blvd, 1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, 26554 United States
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Fairmont State School of Fine Arts
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