June 21: Make Music Platteville

Make Music Platteville returns to the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. This year featured performers will be underground in the Bevans Mine. Look for free performances at the Museums and all over town during this celebration of music and community. Check out www.makemusicday.org/platteville for current listings.

DATE: Friday, June 21
TIME: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, Bevans Lead Mine 

June 22: Chalk & Cheese Fest

A one-day festival to celebrate the completion of the Platteville Creative Community Plan and serve as a kickoff for incorporating more arts and culture into the community. Chalk & Cheese will include a chalk festival open to artists of all ages and abilities, local food – cheese (and more), and music.

DATE: Saturday, June 22 (rain date, Sunday, June 23)
TIME: 8 a.m. – 7p.m.
COST: Artists: adults/$25, youth 12-17/$15, Under 12/free; Spectators/Audience FREE

July 4: Heritage Day

Celebrate the July 4th holiday in our backyard with a day of games, demonstrations, special exhibits, music, and food. The Wundo Band will perform from Noon-4:00 p.m.

DATE: Thursday, July 4
TIME: 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
COST: Exhibits, activities and music are free; discounted guided mine tours and train rides (free for members)
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums
REGISTRATION: No registration required

July 15-18: Young Pioneers

Travel into the past and discover life in our region in its pioneering period. Examine Native American tools, dig for minerals, cook over a fire, and play historic outdoor games.

GRADE: 2nd - 5th
DATE: Monday through Thursday, July 15-18
TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
COST: $35
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums


August 23: Driftless Star Party

Join experienced stargazer and astronomy educator John Heasley from Driftless Stargazing at the Museum campus to learn about the night sky and connect with the cosmos. Binoculars and telescopes will be provided. If skies are too cloudy for outdoor stargazing, there will be an indoor program “Seize the Night” at the Museum.

DATE: Friday, August 23rd
TIME: 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
COST: $10/adults, $5/youth 6-17, free/5 and under
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums


September 6-8: Historic Re-enactment

Come and enjoy history brought to life Re-enactors represent early Native Americans, fur traders, and pioneers, all dressed and living as they would have hundreds of years ago. Interact with them and hear stories from a time gone by. FREE, Donations welcome.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COST: Free, Donation Welcome
LOCATION: Mound View Park
REGISTRATION: No Registration Required


October 26: Haunted Mine Tour

You are invited to a night of terror! Descend deep into the mine for a lantern lit tour. Learn about regional historical truths that are stranger than fiction. 

DATE: Saturday, October 26
TIME: 6 p.m..
COST: $10/adults, $8.50/seniors, $5/youth 6-17, free/5 and under
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums


November 2

Join the Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums for their annual meeting followed by a special program honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with hors d'oeuvres, live music, and presentations by area experts. The event is FREE, and is for members only! Not a member? Join or renew today.

DATE: Saturday, November 2
TIME: 4 p.m..
COST: FREE, Members ONLY! Become a Member.
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

November 9

Free screening of the documentary, Dawn of the Red Arrow, presenting the history of the Wisconsin National Guard and its experience in WWI. Platteville resident General Scott Cairy played a key role in forming the Wisconsin National Guard 32nd Division. For more information about the Dawn of the Red Arrow film visit their website or view the trailer on YouTube.

DATE: Saturday, November 9 
TIME: 10 a.m.. 
COST: FREE! Millennium Cinema will offer a special food and beverage package to attendees; all proceeds from sales of this special package will go to the Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.
LOCATION: Millennium Cinema, Platteville


December 14: Holiday Mine Sing

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 by the Platteville Chorale.

DATE: Saturday, December 14
TIME: 4 p.m..
COST: $15/adults, $10/seniors, $7.50/youth 6-17, free/5 and under
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums