Coal Creek Miners Museum (Rocky Top, Tenn.)

The museum, a long-time project of Charles “Boomer” Winfrey and the community of Lake City, Tenn. (renamed Rocky Top), honors the rich history of Coal Creek and the culture and economic heritage of coal mining. Its goal is to utilize education and outreach to foster economic and community development. Priorities include improving daily operations by expanding hours and hiring more staff, maintaining artifacts and displays, completing installations on the 2nd floor, a newly accessible space thanks to a new elevator, and expanding the venue for traditional folk arts, dance, and storytelling.

2021 Grant Recipient