The Creation

NACMHA was founded in March 2000 and is 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  We are dedicated to preserving the coal mining heritage of our region.

Our Region

Our geographic focus is the "Fairmont Field" which includes the seven counties of Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, and Wetzel.  However, as our name implies, we plan to expand our area.

Mission Statement

To educate the public on, maintain and preserve historic and cultural heritage pertaining to coal mining in the Fairmont Field and do so in various ways whenever possible.

About our Museum

Our museum is a seasonal interactive museum in Fairmont, West Virginia adjacent to Coal Country Miniature Golf along Interstate 79 where you can shovel or sort coal, test your skill with our dexterity machine, or experience life in the mines in our Virtual Mine.

Black Diamonds

In conjunction with WV Division of Culture & History, NACMHA maintains a traveling exhibit currently located iat the Arts & Antique Marketplace in Fairmont, WV on the third floor.