Become a Member

Become a Member

All members of the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums receive FREE ADMISSION to the Museums for a full year plus discounts on store purchases, FREE holiday horse-drawn carriage rides, and invitations to members-only events like the Autumn Annual Program!

Check out below all of the great benefits our membership program has to offer, and learn  how your membership supports our mission to continue in the pursuit of excellence in the areas of regional and mining history.

* We will be extending membership benefits due to our closure from COVID-19. We will add time to the end of your current membership or to your new membership or renewal.

Become a Member

Value Memberships Levels

Memberships expire one year from the date of purchase. Membership funds support Museums operations and programming.

Individual
Membership

$35 / year

  • Free museum admission
  • 10% discount in the store
  • Museums Newsletter and email updates
  • Invitations to member-only events and openings
  • Discounts on special programs and workshops
  • Recognition in Newsletter

Household
Membership

$50 / year

  • All the benefits apply to the members of one household.
  • Free museum admission
  • 10% discount in the store
  • Museums Newsletter and email updates
  • Invitations to member-only events and openings
  • Discounts on special programs and workshops
  • Recognition in Newsletter

Grandparent
Membership

$50 / year

  • All the benefits apply to a grandparent and their grandchildren when they attend with the grandparent.
  • Free museum admission
  • 10% discount in the store
  • Museums Newsletter and email updates
  • Invitations to member-only events and openings
  • Discounts on special programs and workshops
  • Recognition in Newsletter

Student
Membership

$25 / year

  • Student I.D. required
  • Free museum admission
  • 10% discount in the store
  • Museums Newsletter and email updates
  • Invitations to member-only events and openings
  • Discounts on special programs and workshops
  • Recognition in Newsletter

Senior
Membership

$25 / year

  • Proof of age (over 62) required
  • Free museum admission
  • 10% discount in the store
  • Museums Newsletter and email updates
  • Invitations to member-only events and openings
  • Discounts on special programs and workshops
  • Recognition in Newsletter

Support Level Membership Clubs & Benefits

Support Level Members give an extra amount that supports museum operations, programming, and collections care.

Roundtree's
Circle

$150 / year

  • John Rountree was one of the founders of Platteville. He served in many public offices, supported public education, and donated land to build several churches and schools in town.
  • All the benefits of a Household Membership
  • Four tickets to share with family and friends
  • Recognition in the Museums’ front entrance

Bevans'
Band

$250 / year

  • Lorenzo Bevans developed the Bevans Lead Mine and mined over 2 million pounds of ore in 1845-46. This is the mine located behind the Museums that we give tours of.
  • All the benefits of a Rountree’s Circle membership
  • Four extra tickets to share

Rollo's
Friends

$500 / year

  • Rollo Jamison collected over 20,000 objects and displayed them in his independent museum, The Rollo Jamison Museum, in Beetown from the 1950s to 1981 when the collection moved to Platteville.
  • All the benefits of a Bevan’s Band membership
  • A private tour of the museum with a staff member for up to 20 friends

Hanmer Robbins'
Legacy

$1,000 / year

  • Hanmer Robbins was one of the first school teachers in Platteville. He served as the Superintendent of Platteville schools from 1854 to 1860, and was a major proponent of the creation of the Normal School. The 1905 Hanmer Robbins School was repurposed in 1981 by the City of Platteville to house the Rollo Jamison collection and exhibits.
  • Anyone giving over $1,000 receives the following benefits:
  • All the benefits of a Rollo’s Friends membership
  • A Household Membership to give as a gift.
  • Receipt of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums Annual Report, which provides an overview of the Museums’ achievements and priorities.

Gardner's
Circle

$3,000 / year

  • Bee A. Gardner, a native of the Platteville area and a graduate of the Platteville Normal School, served as school librarian at University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 1893–1937. Under her guidance, the library grew from a small, one-room, 3,500-volume library to a 30,000-volume complex.
  • All the benefits of a Hanmer Robbins’ Legacy membership plus additional experiences that are meaningful to you. Contact Museum Director Erik Flesch to discuss your wishes further.

Pickard's
Prospectors

$5,000 / year

  • Josiah Pickard almost single-handedly made Platteville a seat of learning and higher education. The foundation he built in the Platteville Academy carried through to the Normal School of 1866, the Wisconsin School of Mines of 1907, and to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville of today.
  • All the benefits of a Gardner’s Circle membership plus additional experiences for you and others of your choosing that are meaningful to you. Contact Museum Director Erik Flesch to discuss your wishes further.

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HOURS

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are temporarily closed, and will reopen July 1st by advanced reservation.  Book your self-guided two-hour museum tours and train ride (weather permitting) here.

 

HOURS:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | July 1 - October 31

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