Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.
Bring your little ghouls and goblins for free mine train rides (weather permitting) and special activities. Free.
Haunted Mine Tours
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m. $10/adult
Descend deep into the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine for a lantern–lit tour and details on local hauntings. Book online now!
Veterans Day Weekend and the 100th Anniversary of Armistice
Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums Annual Meeting & Special Reception Honoring 100 Years of Armistice
Saturday, November 10, 4 p.m.
Free to members (Annual membership starts at just $25.)
Following a one-hour annual meeting, area experts will bring new WWI exhibit dramatically to life to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music. Members only! Free. (Not a member? Renew or join today at any level!) Please RSVP by booking online or by calling (608) 348-3301.
Veterans Day Special Tours
Sunday, November 11: Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Special Program at 3 p.m.
$10/adult, free to active duty military, their families, and all veterans.
Includes guided tours of the Bevans Lead Mine, the WWI exhibit, and more. Color guard, special program of “In Flanders Fields” and other readings, and playing of taps begins at 3 p.m. Book online now!
Holiday Mine Sing: Cornish Men’s Chorus Performs Underground
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 4 p.m.
The Chough Singers of Mineral Point will perform a selection of lively Cornish standards underground in the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine following a traditional Christmas choral presentation in the Museums. Book online now!
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 5-10 p.m. $100 per couple.
Located at Ullsvik Hall's Velzy Commons, University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus
Music by Ken Kilian. Formal dinner, cash bar, a silent auction, and mining history displays featuring connections between the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums and the University. Book online now!
Continuing the popular Winter Lyceum tradition, the Museums will offer a series of fascinating talks by knowledgeable speakers.
Sunday, February 24, 5 p.m. Eric C. Carlson, geologist of the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey, speaks on “When the Wisconsin River Flowed East.”
Sunday, March 3, 5 p.m. Winter Lyceum. Details TBA.
Sunday, March 10, 5 p.m. Winter Lyceum. Details TBA.
Sunday, March 17, 5 p.m. Wisconsin Historical Society Outreach Curator Tamara Funk presents “Courtship and Wedding Rituals of the Late 18th Century through the 1940s.”
Sunday, March 24, 5 p.m.: Author Doris Green speaks on the new edition of her book Wisconsin Underground: A Guide to Caves, Mines, and Tunnels in and Around the Badger State. Book signing to follow.
Sunday, March 31, 5 p.m. Winter Lyceum. Details TBA.
Sunday, April 7, 5 p.m. Historian Tracey Roberts presents “Pulpits and Pick Axes: The Primitive Methodists in the Lead Mine District.”