Investigative Learning: Early Lead Mine District Maps and the US Land Survey in Southwest Wisconsin

Sat, January 27, 20181:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Join us for a fun, interactive workshop about mapping and surveying. Participants will first learn about the first land surveys done of the Lead Mine District. Then, acting as historians, they will engage in an activity of investigating maps, surveyors’ notes, and original documents to come away with a deeper understanding of the early years of lead mining in our region. Bring your thinking cap!

This activity is designed for teens and adults.

Bio of presenter: Tracey Lee Roberts, MA has been researching and writing about the lead mine district of the Upper Mississippi Valley for over two decades. She recently retired from the History Department at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Cost: $5/person or free for museum members

Location: The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

Registration: Call (608) 348-3301