Located on the lower level of the Penn State Fayette Library, the CCHC is a vital resource for research material relating to the Coal and Coke Era. The museum captures and preserves the history and heritage of the coal and coke industries, the people who developed and managed them, and the people who worked in the industries. The focus of the project is centered around the bituminous coal miners and coke workers and the coal and coke industry of southwestern Pennsylvania, with particular attention to the Connellsville Coke region. Archives include oral histories, mining and coking artifacts, photographs, maps, blueprints, documents, newspapers, and an art collection. Materials are accessible to researchers, to the educational and business communities and to the community at large. Materials can be accessed by appointment only. Communities and school groups are welcome to come for tours and more educational information.