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Calendar of Events

 

On view through July 2nd, 2017

Book Launch, Thursday, May 25th, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Author V. Larry Frank, Jr. will reveal a long time Leadville family's true-life tale about reviving the Oliver Twist Tunnel, on Mosquito Pass, in search of gold during the Great Depression.  Tickets are free but reservations are required due to limited seating.  Call 719-486-1229 to reserve your free ticket or email Margaret Spiegel at http://margaret@mininghalloffame.org

 

Exhibition Opening & Happy Hour, June 15th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

New long-term exhibit Buried Sunlight:  Coal Mining In America featuring new acquisitions and never before seen objects from our collections.  The exhibit contextualizes the formation of coal and traces coal mining history in the United States into the modern era.  Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.

 

Matchless Mine Cookout, July 2nd, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

Matchless Mine, 1.25 miles from Harrison Avenue on East 7th Street

"A Day with the Tabors" cookout, mule demonstrations, gold panning, readings and book signings by novelists Donna Baier Stein & Ann Parker, with music and Limberjacks by 40 Degrees North.  Food is served beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Lake County resident eat free, non-residents $6 for a meal, and all pay $4 for beer.  Cash and check only please.  The cookout is followed by a rousing free concert by the 101st Army Band at the Tabor Opera House at 2:00 p.m.

 

Molly Brown 150th Birthday Celebration, July 16th

Molly Brown House Museum, Denver, CO.

 

Boom Days Kids Activities, August 5th, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, 120 West 9th St

Free gold panning outside of the museum, discounted museum family admission fee includes more activities inside the museum!  Please note: the museum will open at noon after the Boom Days Parade. 

 

Private Event, August 26th, Hennebach Wing closed to public, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

30th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, September 23rd,  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO

A gala banquet and program honoring the class of 2017 inductee:   Tickets on sale now https://www.mininghalloffame.org/form/purchase-banquet-tickets.

 

Business After Hours co-sponsored by Climax,  November 16th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, Hennebach Wing,  120 W. 9th Street

Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce members and their guests are invited to join us for socializing, drinks, and light apps.  Admission fee is $7.00 plus some nonperishable food items for the local food banks or a new or used coat.

 

Mining in Space, Dr. Joel Sercel, October  6th, 6:30 p.m.

No longer just a science fiction fantasy, human exploration and commercial industries beyond imaging satellites and telecommunications will become a reality. Dr. Joel Sercel's company, TransAstra, is leading the way to fueling spacecraft through the intergalactic superhighway by mining asteroids for fuel. Don't miss this fascinating presentation!  

 

Wine at the Mine:  a wine and beer tasting event February 9th, 2018

Details to be announced.