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Upcoming Events


June 30th, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - A Day With the Tabors: Matchless Mine Cookout, Tabor Home Tours, and the 101st Army Band at the Tabor Opera House. A fundraising kick-off event toward the restoration and preservation of the Matchless Mine's hoist house.  Activities at the Matchless Mine include a cookout, author readings by best selling Leadville historical fiction authors Diane Brotemarkle, Ann Parker, & Donna Baer Stein, music by Birds on a Wire, Mountain Men presentation, Dave Ten Eyck and his mules, gold panning and more. The Tabor Home will be open for tours 10 am to 4:00 pm and there will be a free concert by the 101st Army Band at the Tabor Opera House.


August 4th, 2019-  Boom Days Family Fun:  free gold panning outside the museum; additional activities such as rock hounding 101, scavenger hunt, Mine Rescue, and more in the museum with paid 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.


Feb. 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Annual wine, beer, & whiskey tasting event.  

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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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