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20th Annual
Little Cities of Black Day

20 Years of Sharing The Story, Changing Our Image

Our organization will celebrate its 20th Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the historic district of Shawnee, Ohio in southern Perry County.  Balcony theater with living history characters, live music, exhibits, arts vendors, homemade soups, sandwiches & pie,  activities for children and more are on tap.  Check back here for updates.  If you have a LCBD Day memory, leave it in the comment section below!  Mark your calendar now!

LCBD Day 2013 Kids Enjoy Medicine Show LCBD Day 2013 Elders Discuss

LCBD Day 2013 Artisan ShoppersLCBD Day 2011 Sustained by Clay T-Shirt

LCBD Day 2012 Adam Remnant Performs

Scenes from Recent LCBD Days

(Top to bottom)” Mr. Bubbles’ Old Time Medicine Show engages children, 2013; Elders discuss their “Coal Town Childhoods”, 2013; Shopping the artisans, handcrafted brooms from Curt Cable, 2013; Adam Remnant performs in the Tecumseh Theater, 2012; Sustained by Clay thematic t-shirt, 2011.


Second Edition of Miners Registry Available

minerregistryWe have exceed 6,000 names in our Miners of the Little Cities Registry and are putting the final touches on the Second Edition of a printed version.  This edition features a sampling of pictures and quotes from miners.  Purchase price is $15 each.  To place your order contact the Little Cities office at 740-394-3011 or via e-mail at

In the mean time check the registry out on-line.  If you or a family member or descendant work or have worked in the coal mining industry in Hocking, Athens, Perry or Morgan Counties and don’t find your name in the registry, please download the registry form available on this web site and return as soon as possible.  We make regular updates to the on-line registry throughout the year.