Discover the Charm
Warm and welcoming, Lucas is a community with several city parks with playground areas that are perfect for picnics. Lucas is known for its rich history and strong sense of community.
Discover the History
At the historic John L. Lewis Memorial Museum of Mining & Labor, you will step back in time when Lucas boasted a population of 3,450 of which 2,000 were coal miners. John L. Lewis, his relationships with U.S. Presidents, industry executives, world leaders and the labor movement are displayed through photos, artifacts, documents and especially the 1930’s and 1940’s cartoon gallery.
In the theatre, you will enjoy videos related to coal mining, labor, and related subjects. You can read the history of the beloved hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” written by George Bernard, a former Lucas resident.
There is a dinosaur footprint found in a coal mine. There is a library and a selection of souvenirs, keepsakes of your visit. Be sure to check the Calendar of Events section of this website for a listing of the many special events held here.
Discover the Shopping
Antiques and modern gifts and everything in between – step inside the stores in the Lucas business district to find a huge array of quilting fabrics, artifacts, memorabilia, and so much more. Sample the tasty ice cream treats at B & C Mercantile.