May 5: Miners Forum

A fascinating panel of experienced miners and historians sheds light on mining in our Upper Mississippi Valley Mining District of the Driftless Area.

DATE: Sunday, May 5
TIME: 3 p.m.
COST: Suggested $10 donation
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums


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
REGISTRATION: Info coming soon.

July 4: Heritage Days

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 ($30 for members)
LOCATION: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums
REGISTRATION: Info coming soon.


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
REGISTRATION: Info coming soon.


September 6-8: Historic Re-enactment


Oct. 26: Haunted Mine Tour


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.