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Mine Day

August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Mine Day commemorates 45th anniversary of the re-opening of the Bevans Mine in 1976. It is a celebration of the pioneering spirit of ingenuity, inquiry, enterprise and development that shaped the mining district as well as our Museum. Join us for a day of earth science and industrial crafts fun and festivities.

All day, enjoy family-focused activities including the Mini-Mill Treasure Table activity; earth science, gem, and mineral exhibition; hands-on lapidary arts and crafts demonstration; and live acoustic music by Corey Jenny. Visitors can enjoy a lead pour and casting at noon; carbide lamp, black powder, and rocketry demonstrations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and pneumatic drilling demonstration from noon to 4 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. Steve Bussan, author of “Mining In the Driftless,” will deliver a talk and book signing. Guided Mine Tours and Train Rides will be half price and extra tours will be offered throughout the day. Reservations are suggested but not required.

Winners for the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums Pick & Gad Raffle will be drawn at 3 p.m. This benefit raffle offers a Grand Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $500, a Third Prize of $200, and seven $40 prizes. Interested in purchasing a raffle ticket? Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Museums between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. All proceeds benefit the 2021 Annual Fund, and directly support museum operations.


The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

405 East Main Street
Platteville, WI 53818 United States
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