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For all events, children must be accompanied by an adult.


Saturday, June 6, Author Visit by Chris Enns Lecture and Reception - SAVE THE DATE!

Chris is a New York Times best-selling author who has been writing about women of the Old West for more than twenty years. She has penned more than forty published books on the subject. Her work has been honored with five Will Rogers Medallion Awards, an Elmer Kelton Book Award, an Oklahoma Center for the Book award, and was a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist. Her book The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency has been optioned by NBC Universal and is currently in development to become a television series. Enss' most recent work is According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate Elder, Love of Doc Holliday.

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Saturday, June 27, 8:00 pm - 10:00 p.m. Matchless After Dark


Saturday, Aug. 8, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  BOOM Days at the Museum


Saturday, Oct 24, 6 p.m - Midnight, 33rd Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Denver, CO


Friday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ,Community Appreciation Day- Free admission for Leadville/Lake County residents.


Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, 6:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m., Spirits in the Shaft: a wine, beer, & whiskey tasting event.


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Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

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Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

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