Support the Challenge

Meet the Match Sept. 1- Dec. 1, 2022!

A Platteville citizen has initiated a challenge grant of up to $25,000 for the period of September 1 through December 1, 2022, in support of the Museum Capital Campaign Feasibility Study. This announcement follows the news that the Dubuque Racing Association awarded a $10,000 Core Grant for the Feasibility Study, which will cost $35,000.

Gifts made during the Sept. 1-Dec. 1, 2022, time period in answer to the challenge will be matched dollar for dollar by the grant. The donor’s hope is that spreading the news of the challenge together with the recent $10,000 award from the DRA will inspire donors near and far to raise the remaining $25,000 needed to complete the Museum Capital Campaign Feasibility Study. Funds raised in excess of the $25,000 balance required for the Feasibility Study may be used to build the Annual Fund for operational needs.

How do we achieve both our significant Annual Fund goals — which is never easy — and at the same time raise additional funds for a capital campaign feasibility study? The answer is: by taking advantage of this Challenge Grant! Please make your contribution as generous as you can this year between September 1 and December 1 and have your gift matched dollar for dollar. Not only will this make the Feasibility Study possible, but it will also push the Annual Fund over the finish line. This year, we are especially grateful for your support.

If you have questions about the Challenge Grant, the Museum Capital Campaign Feasibility Study, the comprehensive plan, or Museum operations, please contact Erik at (608) 348-3301.

With the support of caring individuals like you, the museum was founded in 1964 in the heart of the historic Upper Mississippi Valley lead-zinc mining region to preserve the heritage, the know-how, the historic fabric, and the human stories of our region.

Since its founding, hundreds of thousands of adults and children have experienced the pioneer heritage of southwestern Wisconsin at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. Each year, new generations of visitors discover our Museums and participate in lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, cultural history, and science and industry — especially Platteville's “M” heritage of mining and miners.

Help us share the heritage of our region with the next generation! Your support for the Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (formerly known as the Jamison Museum Association) helps us to safeguard this treasure of our region for years to come.

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In Season: May - October | Open Daily | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Off Season: November - April | Closed Except for Seasonal Programs


Store Hours: December 3, 10, & 17
4-9 p.m. for Holiday Carriage Rides

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