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POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021 Chris Enss Reading and Reception 

National Mining Hall of Fame and Musem, Healy House, and Twin Lakes General Store are exicted to host New York Times best-selling author Chris Enss for readings, receptions and book signings, and writing workshops in Leadville and Twin Lakes. Ms. Enss 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’ recent work is According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate Elder, Love of Doc Holliday.  Learn more at  

Stay tuned for appearance details at each location.


Friday, Oct. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm, Clue: Mystery at the Mining Museum.


Saturday, Oct 24, 7:00-8:00 pm, 33rd Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on YouTube and Facebook.


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. Denim & Diamonds.


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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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