At The Little Cities of Black Diamonds History Council, our goal is to keep alive the past, stories, and traditions of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Region and through our history, culture, and environment help enrich the future quality of life in the region.
Our devoted regional historians enthusiastically share their knowledge of the Little Cities of Black Diamond Region. Below you will find a small sampling of their years of devoted work. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, ask an historian!
The Registry is an effort of many years by historian Cheryl Blosser to gather and share the names and stories of all people in the Little Cities Region who have worked in coal mines. Today we have over 11, 00 names.
Find updates on our current events, archival finds, and more by following us on social media.
Everyone on the Little Cities of Black Diamonds History Council is a volunteer. We provide many services to our region, and we can do so because of the generosity of people like you.
All donations go toward continuing to share our history, updating our digital archive, and preserving our historic locations.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our research and preservation efforts and events. If you are interested in helping, sign up here.
We currently need volunteers for:
If you are interested in joining the council, please contact us!
We frequently host guided history tours of significant places in the Little Cities.
We care for an extensive physical and digital archive of documents, images, & items.
We provide expert historians who travel to give presentations, we host history-related events, and host in person and digital lectures and round tables.
The LCBD council has been involved in the preservation of several historic properties and is currently raising funds to save the Ward Building in New Straitsville, Ohio.
We are so lucky to have many regional history experts on our council. Check in here to see their latest publications on everything from moonshiners to brick makers.
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