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    Name: Mine Day
    Date: August 21, 2021
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
    Trip Builder: View Trip
    Event Description:
    Mine Day commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Mining Museum on August 21, 1971, and the 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 Upper Mississippi Valley Lead-Zinc Mining District as a whole – as well as our museum campus. Join us for a day of earth science and industrial crafts fun and festivities, with programming from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All day, enjoy family programming including the “Mini-Mill” Treasure Table activity, Earth Science, Gem, and Mineral Exhibition, Hands-On Lapidary Arts and Crafts, and live acoustic music by Corey Jenny. Visitors can enjoy a Lead Pour & Casting at noon, carbide lamp, black powder, and rocketry demonstrations at 1 and 3 p.m., and a pneumatic mining drill will be in operation 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.
    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 East Main Street Platteville, WI 53818
    Date/Time Information:
    August 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Erik Flesch museumdirector@platteville.org (608) 348-3301
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