Calendar of Events

Slavery in Platteville, Part 2: The Rountree Family

The second in a series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard regarding slavery in Platteville. This presentation will chronicle Platteville founder John H. Rountree’s ownership of slaves. It will look in depth at the circumstances surrounding Rountree’s slave ownership, his treatment of them, especially “Sister Rachel,” and how he eventually became an antislavery …

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Friends Annual Meeting & Program: Slavery in Platteville, Part 3

Online Event

The Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums invite you to their Annual Meeting on November 7th at 4 p.m. The meeting will start with the final lecture in a three-part series by Historian James B. Hibbard and continue with a presentation of the major accomplishments of 2020 and exciting plans for 2021. For the health …

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Winter Lyceum: “Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville”

Winter Lyceum: "Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville" Patrick Daniels Presents “Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville”Forty years ago, Rollo Jamison, who had spent his lifetime “saving history,” donated his one-man museum to the City of Platteville. In this presentation, Patrick Daniels will talk about Rollo’s life in Beetown, Wisconsin; finding a new home for …

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$4

Winter Lyceum: “Black History: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin”

Winter Lyceum: "Black History: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin" Clayborn Benson, Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, and Wilbur Arms present:“Black History: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin.” This presentation is co-hosted with the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum. Clayborn Benson is a photographer, historian, military veteran, and founder of the Wisconsin …

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$4

Winter Lyceum: “From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum”

Winter Lyceum: "From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum" Jeff Schave Presents “From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum” In August of 1862, Burt Sumner and James Hayden traveled from Beetown to the county seat of Lancaster to enlist and answer President Lincoln’s “Call to Arms.” Serving …

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The Museums are closed for the tour season. Cultural programs and special events are offered year-round, go to our Events page for more information. The Museum will open for tours in May 2021. 

 

In Season: May - October | Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Off Season: November - April | Closed

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