A golden touch of Irish heritage on Jim Thorpe culture. Art, Music, Film, and More!
Mauch Chunk and Ireland have a long connection dating back to the 1800’s when immigrants from Ireland arrived to work in the near-by coal mines and to later work on the Lehigh Canal and the railroads.
The Molly Maguires was a name given to the Irish coal miners who, in the 1800s, worked for higher wages and safer working conditions in the anthracite coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania.
Art Takes Many Forms in Jim Thorpe
Upon arrival in Jim Thorpe, regardless of the seasons’ atmospheric framework, one is almost immediately struck by the town’s undeniably ubiquitous artistic atmosphere. Permeating in a plethora of physical and intuitive manifestations, Jim Thorpe’s relevance to the concept of art taking many forms...is inescapable. The most noticeable and visually pleasing forms of artistic expression Jim Thorpe has to offer is in a large number of historically relevant buildings, painstakingly restored to their original architectural styles.
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Fundraiser for the 5th Annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival hosted by Vic's Jazz Loft
Our incredibly generous sponsors, Victor Stabin & Joan Moykin, hosted a spectacular fundraiser event at Vic’s Jazz Loft to raise money for the 5th annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival! The night began with passed hors d’oeuvres and then moved on to a delicious dinner that was served while listening to three powerhouse jazz musicians, Multiple Grammy Winners Salvano Monasterious, Bakithi Kumalo, and Daniel Gonzalez. The proceeds from the fundraiser went towards funding the new JTIFF billboard on the turnpike (created and sponsored by The Stabins) along with other major festival costs.
March Shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House
The historic Mauch Chunk Opera House is one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters, in operation after more than 138 years.Today, the Mauch Chunk Opera House seats approximately 380, and is one of the northeast's premiere listening spaces and most intimate concert venues. All seats are close to the show, and, afterwards, we encourage you to stick around, enjoy the people and the space, and meet the artist after the show.
March 4: Rich Vos Comedian March 5: Beyond Purple (The Deep Purple Show) March 11: Kilmaine Saints (Irish Rock) March 12: The Tartan Terrors March 18: The Seamus Egan Project March 19: Bad Animals (Heart Tribute) March 24: Popa Chubby (Blues) March 25: Dancin' Machine (70's Disco) March 26: Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Show)
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway: March Weekends
Take a scenic ride through the picturesque Lehigh Gorge along the Lehigh River. The narrated 70-minute trip will depart from the station in Jim Thorpe at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 on weekends in March.