2020 Virtual Heritage Day

July 4, 2020, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Heritage Day is a July 4th community celebration of Platteville’s rich history and bright future that draws more than 700 visitors annually. This year, we invite you to celebrate Heritage Day in a new way: virtually!

We have produced short videos of content most integral to the experience of Heritage Day at the Museums, including demonstrations of mechanical musical instruments, hit-and-miss engines, corn-shellers, wool-spinning, the treadle jigsaw, The Wundo Band and more. These short videos will be woven together into a very special series of live broadcasts on July 4 on the Museums’ Facebook page. The broadcasts and short videos will also be permanently posted on our website and YouTube channel for the public to enjoy after the live broadcasts on July 4th.

Heritage Day Craft Kits are available for $15 at our online Museum Store for anyone to construct several crafts while following along with the video! (While supplies last.) Check out the broadcast schedule below.

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The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are temporarily closed, and will reopen July 1st by advanced reservation.  Book your self-guided two-hour museum tours and train ride (weather permitting) here.



Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | July 1 - October 31

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