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National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

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120 W. 9th St
Leadville, CO

May 2017

Larry Frank Jr. Book Launch at The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville

May 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) is pleased to announce a book launch and author talk to be held on May 25.  Colorado author V. Larry Frank, Jr. will launch his new book Colorado’s Great Depression Gold Rush:  The Oliver Twist Tunnel at the NMHFM with two presentations and receptions the last Thursday of May.  The program will be at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.  This presentation is dedicated to Robert L. “Bob” Elder, who,…

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June 2017

Exhibition Opening: ‘Buried Sunlight’ with Happy Hour at the Mining Museum, Leadville

June 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

New long-term exhibit Buried Sunlight:  Coal Mining In America featuring new acquisition and never before seen objects from our collections and including hands-on activities.  Members free  Admission Non-Members $5.00.

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August 2017

Free Gold Panning at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville

August 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Start your Boom Days visit with free gold panning on the lawn of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) for some family fun on Saturday from 3-5 p.m.  To explore the family activities inside, take advantage of our Special Family Rate.  For Saturday only, children 12 and under get in free with the purchase of an adult admission.  Families can explore the museum with a special Boom Days scavenger hunt, complete with prizes.  There is also a…

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September 2017

Space: The Next Frontier in Mining at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Joel Sercel, Founder and CEO of TransAstra. This presentation describes TransAstra's aim to be the first to mine water in space, paving the way for further exploration beyond Earth's atmosphere. With Dr. Sercel's patent-pending invention, Optical Mining, he and TransAstra hope to extract ingredients for rocket propellant from asteroids, making ordinary asteroids functional gas stations for future explorers, and possibly tourists. It is very exciting to have Dr. Sercel, former NASA rocket scientist and technological innovator, here…

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June 2018

Dynamite Diorama Day! Kids Program at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The National Mining Hall of Fame presents-  Dynamite Diorama Day! Kids' Program Free with paid admission and for members  Program is for ages 6-12 To celebrate the opening of the new Diorama room the NMHOF is holding a make your own diorama day! Come by and learn about the history of mining in the Central City area, and make your own diorama.

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July 2018

Glow Rocks Kids’ Program at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

July 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 What makes certain rocks glow? Join us as we learn about the difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence! Then make your own glowing goo!

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August 2018

Boom Days Family Event at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

August 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Boom Days Family Event featuring FREE gold panning outside the museum.  The fun continues inside with crafts, rock hounding, and other activities.  Free admission for members.  Children under 12 free with a paying adult.

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Girls Rock! Kids’ Program at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

August 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Come find out the importance of women in mining history. Learn what girls can do in mining from engineering to conservation! With guest speaker Jessica Smith Rolston, assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines.

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September 2018

Mining in Space Kids’ Program at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Do you know that people want to start mining on the moon? Learn about the future of mining in our NASA sponsored exhibition room. Then design your own moon mining vehicle.

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October 2018

Mining and Painting Kids’ Program at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Find out how the paint you use in art class is made then make your own! See the different minerals that make the colors in paint.

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November 2018

The Tabors at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Free Admission Join local geologist and historian, Fred Mark, as he tells the story of Silver King Horace Tabor and his two wives, Augusta and Elizabeth.

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How do you make coal? Kids’ Program at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

November 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Kids' Program How does coal form? Learn about how coal forms over 300 million years and look at fossils that are not on display yet!

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December 2018

Miner’s Day Kid’s Craft Activity at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

December 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Activity included with regular museum admission Celebrate Miner's Day with a trip to the NMHFM!  You can make and take a faux stained glass craft.  Templates will be available or you may create your own design.

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Crystal Christmas Tree Ornament Kids’ Program at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

December 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Kids' Program Learn how crystals form and create your own crystal Christmas ornament. You can also make a second ornament to decorate our Christmas tree so everyone can enjoy!

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