Calendar of Events

Mine Day: Free Backyard Events

Platteville's classic festival of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math will feature STEAM exhibitions and games as well as live music and family-focused special events, including demonstrations of blacksmithing, a pneumatic drill, and an earth science and mineral exhibition. More Event Details Free Backyard Events:All afternoon - Mine-themed children's gamesAll afternoon - Live bluegrass music12:00 …

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Platteville Historic Re-enactment

Mound View Park 950 E Madison Street, Platteville, Wisconsin, United States

Held since 1998, the 3-day Platteville Historic Re-enactment showcases the history of America’s Upper Mississippi Valley from the mid-1700s to 1840, featuring educators, artisans, and re-enactors all taking part in the celebration. The Historic Re-enactment presents a hands-on living history experience for the general public, as well as thousands of students whose visit enhances their …

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Pasty Sale Fundraiser

Celebrate the birth of Wisconsin and its Badger State identity with the food that our earliest miners ate: Cornish pasty! Our inaugural Pasty Fundraiser held earlier this year received an amazing response, so we're back for another round of deliciousness. Enjoy the authentic and award-winning taste of Cornish pasties from the Walker House in Mineral …

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Wisconsin Science Festival – Free Admission Day and Glass Beadmaking Demonstrations

The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with activities for people throughout Wisconsin, this year honoring the International Year of Glass. As part of the festivities, The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums will debut a new exhibit titled “The Science and Art of Glass.” On Wednesday, October 12, we will offer free museum admission, guided …

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Sweet Treats on Main

As part of the Sweets Treats on Main event held by the Platteville Main Street Program, the museum will offer one free train ride per child as a “treat.” While the children and their families wait for their turn on the train, they can create a fun Halloween craft for children ages 3 and up. …

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Haunted Mine Tours

Experience Platteville’s spookiest Halloween tradition! Descend deep into the 1845 Bevans Mine in the back yard of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums for a guided lantern-lit tour to discover historical truths that are stranger than fiction. While you wait for your tour, peer into your future with Victorian era fortune telling games. REGISTER or VIEW …

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Fall Community Free Day

To thank the citizens of Platteville for their continued support, The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums offers two community free days: season opening day, May 1; and season closing day, October 31. Museum admission, including a Guided Mine Tour and Train Ride (weather Permitting) will be free to Platteville residents. Registration is suggested. REGISTER or …

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UW-Platteville Family Day

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums and the University of Wisconsin Platteville are partnered for Family Day on November 5th to welcome students and their families to Platteville's features and attractions. At the Museums, UW-Platteville students will receive a special rate with tours available every half hour 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. REGISTER or VIEW …

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Friends Annual Meeting and Program

Join us for a night of "Pie and Ice Cream," featuring Dr. Tera Montgomery speaking on the Museums’ partnership with Pioneer Sweets. We currently offer eight custom ice cream flavors crafted by the students of Pioneer Sweets, and this event will be your last chance to stock up on this year's flavors! The Annual Meeting …

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In Season: May - October
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guided Mine Tours: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

Off Season: November - April
Closed Except for Seasonal Programs