Explore, learn, and have fun in a new way through our virtual programming. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are pleased to provide the following programs that celebrate Platteville’s rich history and bright future free of charge. These virtual programs were made possible in part through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Slavery in Platteville, Part 1: The Mitchell Family
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
The first in a series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard regarding slavery in Platteville. This presentation explored the Mitchell family, especially James Mitchell’s ownership of two young slave girls. A Q&A with the speaker followed the talk.
No-Show Miners Ball
Date: September 5th, 2020
While we were not able to dance in-person this year, the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums carried on the tradition of this classic Platteville dance celebration virtually via Facebook Live. Participants were able to enjoy the Miners Ball from the comfort of their own homes, with no formalwear required!
Virtual Heritage Day
Date: July 4, 2020
Heritage Day is the Museums' annual July 4th community celebration highlighting Platteville’s rich history and bright future. The celebration draws more than 700 visitors annually. This year, we celebrated Heritage Day in a new way: virtually!
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