2019 EVENTS

JANUARY 

Miners Ball 
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. See the Miners Ball page. 

 Winter Lyceum 

Continuing the popular Winter Lyceum tradition, the Museums will offer a series of fascinating talks by knowledgeable speakers at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven 

FEBRUARY
Sunday, February 24, 5 p.m. at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium: Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. Eric C. Carlson, geologist of the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey, speaks on “When the Wisconsin River Flowed East.” $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven

MARCH
Sunday, March 3, 5 p.m. at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium: Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. Archaeologist Philip Millhouse presents “Native American Lead Mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley District.” $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven

Sunday, March 10, 5 p.m. at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium: Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. UW-Platteville Professor Emeritus Tom Hunt presents “Mine Land Reclamation in Wisconsin: A Legacy and Link to Modernity.” $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven

Sunday, March 17, 5 p.m. at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium: Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. Wisconsin Historical Society Outreach Curator Tamara Funk presents “Courtship and Wedding Rituals of the Late 18th Century through the 1940s.” $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven

Sunday, March 24, 5 p.m. at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium: Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. 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. $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven

Sunday, March 31, 5 p.m. at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium: Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. John Heasley of Driftless Stargazing speaks on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight‚ÄĮthat landed the first two people on the Moon. $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven

APRIL
Sunday, April 7, 5 p.m. at the Platteville Municipal Auditorium: Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. Historian Tracey Roberts presents “Pulpits and Pick Axes: The Primitive Methodists in the Lead Mine District.” $4 Per Lecture, or $20 Season Pass to All Seven

MAY
May 5: Miners’ Forum

JUNE

June 21: Make Music Platteville

JULY

July 4: Heritage Days

July 15-18: Young Pioneers

AUGUST

August 23: Driftless Star Party

SEPTEMBER

September 6-8: Historic Re-enactment

OCTOBER

Oct. 26: Haunted Mine Tour

DECEMBER

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.