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Slavery in Platteville, Part 2: The Rountree Family

Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 7:00 p.m
Cost: FREE, Registration required

The second in a series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard. This presentation chronicles Platteville founder John H. Rountree’s ownership of slaves. It will look in depth at the circumstances surrounding Rountree’s slave ownership, his treatment of them, especially “Sister Rachel,” and how he eventually became an antislavery Republican. A Q&A with the speaker will follow each talk. For the health of our visitors, the presentation will be held via Zoom.

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Friends Annual Meeting & Program: Slavery in Platteville, Part 3

Date: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 4:00 p.m
Cost: Free, Members ONLY

The Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums invite you to the Program portion of their Annual Meeting, the final lecture in a three-part series by Historian James B. Hibbard: "Black Lead Miners in Platteville: The Story of William Maxwell." Hibbard  will highlight William Maxwell's career as a Black lead miner. A Q&A with the speaker will follow the talk. For the health of our members, all presentations will be held via Zoom. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration. REGISTER NOW to view this special program and stay up-to-date on Museum accomplishments, events, projects, and plans. A single registration provides access to both parts of the Annual Meeting. Register online using the button below or call (608) 348-3301. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration. 

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Friends Annual Meeting & Program: Highlights of 2020 & Plans for 2021

Date: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 4:00 p.m
Cost: Free, Members ONLY

The Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums invite you to learn more about the Museums exciting accomplishments in 2020 and plans for 2021 at their Annual Meeting. Following the program about William Maxwell the Friends Board and Museum staff will present highlights of the Museums’ 2020 accomplishments; reveal exciting plans and milestones for 2021; introduce museum staff members, including the new collections care team; and recognize and thank the Museums many volunteers. For the health of our members, all presentations will be held via Zoom. REGISTER NOW to view this special program and stay up-to-date on Museum accomplishments, events, projects, and plans. A single registration provides access to both parts of the Annual Meeting. Register online using the button below or call (608) 348-3301. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

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2021 Miners Ball

Date: September 17th, 2021
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: $50

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 to swing to the music of a Big Band orchestra— just like generations of young engineers in training did starting back in 1926.

Past Events

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Slavery in Platteville, Part 1: The Mitchell Family

Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time: 7:00 p.m
Cost: FREE, Registration required 

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums will be holding a series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard regarding slavery in Platteville. The first presentation explores the Mitchell family, especially James Mitchell’s ownership of two young slave girls. A Q&A with the speaker will follow the talk. For the health of our visitors, the presentation will be held via Zoom.
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