Education Partners

The Miner's Memorial Park and the Everettville Historical Association are proud to be dedicated to the advancement of education.

Below are just a few of the individuals who have helped to turn the tragedies and history of the Federal No.3 mine into something positive.


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Peter Butler

Landscape Architechture - WVU
Second-year landscape architecture students from WVU will be developing design proposals for the Miner's Memorial park at the Everettville, WV site of Federal Mine #3. The drawings produced by students will include master plan proposals for the 25 acre site including planting plans, a sequential interpretive path design with circulation, and a ceremonial space/shelter design for events at the park. Elements of the park design will include: Education and Conservation, Canoe Launch, Regional Trail Connections to Site, Passive Abandoned Mine Drainage Water Treatment System, Parking for Ten Vehicles, and a Communal Gathering Space/Shelter. Efforts are led by Assistant Professor Peter Butler.


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Dr. Jeffrey Skousen

Plant and Soil Science - WVU
Dr. Jeff Skousen, Land Reclamation Specialist in West Virginia, Professor of Soil Science:
My work at the Everettville site involves providing historical information about mining techniques, as well as providing expertise in the reclamation and sealing of the mine portal. I also will be helping with soil and water information.


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Dr. David Smaldone

Parks and Recreation Studies
Dr. Dave Smaldone is helping to guide the interpretive planning efforts by collaborating with other WVU faculty members and students. His expertise is in natural and cultural interpretive planning, design, and evaluation.


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Danielle Williams

Marketing and Design - WVU
Originally from Monongah, West Virginia, Danielle William is part of a family with strong coal mining roots. She has a Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Interior Design, as well as an Art History & Communication Studies minor, all from West Virginia University. She worked in the Washington DC Metro Area as a project manager and space planner for 3 years, primarily with government agencies including the Pentagon, Armed Forces, DOJ, DOD, USDA, ATF, Fairfax County, and others. Danielle is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant studying Design & Merchandising and Cultural Resource Management with a strong emphasis in historic preservation and community revitalization. She has taken photos of the site and waypoints to be used for the National Register nomination and other mapping on the site and is currently working with the other parties to start plans for buildings on the site. I will also input on the programming and documentation of the site.


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Kati Singel

History Department - WVU
Kati Singel is working toward her master's degree in Public History at West Virginia University. As an alumni of the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, she worked for the National Park Service as a seasonal park guide at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park for the past five years. On moving to Morgantown, she decided to continue to work with the National Park Service on a website to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. Always interested in local history, she is also currently working with the Everettsville Historical Association on the interpretation for a Miner's Memorial Park to be completed in the next few years.