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Great overview of the history of Jim Thorpe. If you want to know about local economics, tourism, and characters, be sure to stop in. Martha, the docent on staff for our visit was so knowledgeable and helpful. The museum is a definite must see.
This is a small museum, not very interactive, but informational nonetheless.
Be sure to see the exhibit about the town's namesake, Jim Thorpe, and his athletic and Olympic success. Visitors can also learns about the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company that ultimately became the railroad....More
The tour starts with about a 15 minute video, which is interesting and informative but could use some updating and better technology. The exhibits range from mediocre to good. It provides a nice background of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe, but not sure it's worth the price...More
Needs an update. Video should be updated. Along with displays. Lots of good information but needs a fresh look and be more user friendly. Too much tedious reading. Could present their material using better technology and displays.
I like to learn the behind-the-scenes details on historical places, and this local museum added a lot of appreciation for how the town came to be and its role in the industrial growth of our country a century or more ago. While Jim Thorpe is...More