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Upcoming Events

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


April 6th, 11 am - 2 pm, Youth Art Contest Launch Party.  Me As A Miner Youth Art Contest returns this year with Reclamation: What would you do with a retired mine? as the theme.  Get your submission started with an art class by Lisa Starr.  Ages 5-18. Free with paid admission, members free.


May 17th, 5:30 pm - 7pm, Author Tracy Beach presents her new book Frozen to the Cabin Floor about the life of Baby Doe Tabor.  Free admission.


May 25th, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm, Found Art.  Children's activity exploring mixed media art.  Free with paid admission, members free.


June 30th, 2019, 11:00 am - 5:00 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 run from 11:00 AM -1:30 PM and include a cookout, author readings by best selling historical Leadville authors Diane Brotemarkle, Ann Parker, & Donna Baer Stein, music by Birds on a Line, Mountain Men education, Dave Ten Eyck and his mules, gold panning and more (by donation). The Tabor Home will be open for tours 1000 am - 4:00 pm ($7) and there will be a free concert by the 101st Army Band at the Tabor Opera House at 2:00 pm with additional readings by the authors after the concert at the opera house.


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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