Starting in late June this year the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will begin offering children’s educational programing for ages 6-12. These programs will occur once a month, either the second to last or the last Saturday of the month. They will highlight elements of the museum’s unique collections by offering engaging learning with hands-on activities. The museum is excited to offer programs covering phosphorescence, the early history of mining in Colorado, what minerals make paint, mining in space, production of coal and how crystals form. There will also be a special program encouraging young girls to discover careers in mining, from being a miner to being an engineer.

For a complete guide to of the new offerings for children, go online to www.mininghalloffame.org.

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Leadville, CO is the only mining museum in the United States with a federal charter. Its mission is to tell the story about mining, its people and its importance to the American public. The NMHFM is home to 25,000 square feet of exhibits, including the National Mining Hall of Fame, which honors 240 inductees whose work in the industry has significantly advanced America’s quality of life through contributions in the areas of education, workplace safety, technology, environmental stewardship, reclamation, policy, and scientific discovery.  The NMHFM is a nonprofit organization dependent on admission fees and the generosity of individuals, foundations, and the business community to operate.

Contact Emma Reynolds, Educational Programming and Events Coordinator for more information about the children’s programs. The NMHFM web site at www.mininghallofame.org provides additional information about the museum and its facilities.