Kentucky Coal Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – The Kentucky Coal Museum is hosting a month-long celebration for the “Daughter of the Coal Miner” of Eastern Kentucky.
“During the month of May, whoever comes and mentions Loretta Lynn or the Coal Miner’s Daughter, they will receive a student discount instead of the regular admission,” said Amanda Hughes.
The Harlan County Museum is dedicating the entire month of May to the 50th anniversary of one of Loretta Lynn’s most famous hits.
“One of her number one songs was the Coal Miner’s Daughter and it was about her, she is the Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Hughes said.
The event also features a new exhibit courtesy of Lynn herself.
“The exhibit features some of her everyday clothes that she donated to the museum,” said Hughes. “We have a few summer dresses and one that’s a little more dressy like she maybe would for an interview.”
This is in addition to the existing display on the second floor of the building which includes a bedroom and other miscellaneous personal items.
“This is in addition to our already displayed stage dresses that are in cases where she also donated to us,” said Hughes.
Hughes said it symbolizes the fact that Lynn, a country music star, is like the rest of the mountains.
“It kind of shows looking at her everyday clothes, it kind of shows that she’s just a down to earth person just like us,” Hughes said.
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