Calendar of Events

Holiday Mine Sing

Get in the holiday spirit with caroling and holiday songs around a 14-foot holiday tree and underground. Enjoy a traditional American Christmas choral presentation by the Platteville Chorale, followed by the jazz ensemble the Platteville High School Blue Notes performing underground in the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine. REGISTER or VIEW MORE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Join us for old-fashioned holiday horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Platteville and learn about local history and key architectural landmarks! Enjoy the scenery and holiday lights around town with a beautiful team of draft horses. Rides will depart from The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums regularly between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Warm up and …

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Holiday Shopping at the Museum Store

The Museum Store will be open for holiday shopping the first three Friday evenings in December! We offer STEAM toys, books by local authors, gems and minerals, museum shirts, and MORE that make perfect stocking stuffers and gifts. While shopping, be sure to visit the beloved 14-foot holiday tree in East Display Gallery! No Reservations …

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Winter Pasty Fundraiser

Winter Pasty Fundraiser The Cornish Pasty Fundraiser is back in 2023 for another round of deliciousness in time for St. Piran's Day! Enjoy the authentic and award-winning taste of Cornish pasties from the Walker House in Mineral Point. These 7-ounce pasties will be offered frozen, to be baked at home for a piping hot meal and …

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Miners Ball

Miners Ball The Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are pleased to carry on the tradition of this classic Platteville dance celebration started by engineering students in the 1930s. This formal event for couples of all ages invites everyone passionate about the history of Platteville to dress up, to enjoy a great dinner, and …

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Archeologist Tim Scarlett Presents "Abandoned Mines as Tools of Economic Revitalization: Converting Liabilities into Assets for Post-Mining Communities" In this talk, archeologist Dr. Timothy Scarlett of Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Energy Transitions Lab (KETL) will explain the potential applications of evolving energy technologies and the ways in which heritage practices and policies can be key to future partnerships …

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A Panel of Regional Energy Experts Presents "Mining for Energy: The Story of Southwest Wisconsin's Electricity Journey" Listen as panelists from Badger Hollow Solar, RENEW Wisconsin, and the electricity transmission industry share updates on major renewable energy projects in the region, talk about why these projects are happening here, and discuss what impacts they have …

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Winter Pasty Sale Pick-up at Millenium Cinema Parking Lot

Winter Pasty Sale Pick-up To make pasty pick-up more convenient, this year's distribution will take place on March 4 as a drive-by curbside operation in the spacious outdoor area between A&W Restaurant and the Millennium Cinema at 111 Millennium Drive, Platteville. MORE DETAILS

Winter Lyceum (3 of 7)

Engineer Camie Platner Presents "EaglePicher's NASA Launch Silver Zinc Batteries: The Power Behind the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab Missions" Locally mined zinc in outer space? Since the beginning of the Space Age, EaglePicher silver zinc batteries have been trusted to power historical NASA launches, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab. Today, with more than …

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Engineer Mark Nussbaum Presents "Greening From the Ground Up: Integration of Ground Source Heat Pumps into Historic Buildings" This leading engineer specializing in historic properties and the integration of energy-efficient technologies will review the basic concepts of ground source heat pump systems, how they work to provide climate control for buildings, and what specific features …

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Biological Farmer Gary Zimmer Presents "Energy and Biological Farming: How Farmers Can Reduce Energy Use and Build Soil Carbon by Farming Differently" Renowned farmer, author, and biological farming consultant Gary Zimmer presents the farmer's role in energy conservation and carbon building. With incentives and guidance, farmers have a role in reducing energy use and impacting …

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Designer Aris Georges Presents "Nature Patterns: Generating Creative Energy Through Geometric Abstraction in the Tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin" Knowledge of using geometry and pattern as a language of composition has been developing for decades at Taliesin, the rural Driftless Area-based design studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, coming together for practice and creation …

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HOURS

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