Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

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.

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2021 Winter Lyceum

For this year's Winter Lyceum, we delved via Zoom into seven fascinating subjects: Travel into space with the brand new Mars rover "Perseverance," and discover a Japanese WWII submarine, a Civil War drum, African American history in southwestern Wisconsin, and Native American archeology going back 13,000 years. We also celebrate two major museum milestones: the opening of the Bevans Mine to the public (1976) and the opening of the Rollo Jamison Museum (1981).

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Platteville Historic Re-enactment

The 3-day Platteville Historic Re-enactment showcases the history of America’s Upper Mississippi Valley from the mid-1700s to 1840, featuring educators, artisans, and re-enactors all taking part in the celebration. The Historic Re-enactment presents a hands-on living history experience for the general public, as well as thousands of students whose visit enhances their educational curriculum.

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Slavery in Platteville

A series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard will explore new research on the history of slavery in Platteville.

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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! 

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

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

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