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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.
    Location:
    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
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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