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Upcoming Events

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


From now until the August 4th drawing, we are selling RAFFLE tickets to win a slice of Matchless History! In 2017, the NMHFM performed historic preservation and renovation on the Shaft #6 headframe. A section of wood from the original mine was saved and we have created 15 slices of this piece of Matchless History. You can purchase tickets to win one of five of these that will be drawn on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. here at the Museum. But you need not be present to win! Stop by the museum, or come to the Matchless After Dark event on July 13th (see below) to purchase your Raffle tickets! There are only 15 of these in the ENTIRE WORLD!



July 13th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Matchless After Dark: stargazing and ghost stories with psychic Sarah Paige.

The Matchless Mine is one of the few places in Leadville with nearly no light pollution making it ideal for stargazing.  $10, members free.


August 3rd, 2019-  Boom Days Mining Mayhem:  free gold panning outside the museum; additional activities such as rock hounding 101, scavenger hunt, Mine Rescue, and more in the museum with paid adult admission. Members free.


Sept. 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM -  32nd Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Denver, CO.

Induction into the National Mining Hall of Fame of individuals nominated by their peers for significant and lasting contributions to the mining industry and the presentation of the Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award.  Open to all.  TICKETS


Feb. 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Annual 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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