The Premier Showcase of American Mining

Calendar of Events


On view through September 17, 2017

Exhibit Opening & Happy Hour,  June 15th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 New long-term exhibit Buried Sunlight:  Coal Mining In America featuring  new acquisitions and never before seen objects from our collections.  The  exhibit contextualizes the formation of coal and traces coal mining history in  the United States into the modern era.  Admission is free for members and  $5 for non-members.




Molly Brown 150th Birthday Celebration, July 16th

Molly Brown House Museum, Denver, CO.


Boom Days Kids Activities, August 5th, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, 120 West 9th St

Free gold panning outside of the museum, discounted museum family admission fee includes more activities inside the museum!  Please note: the museum will open at noon after the Boom Days Parade. 


Private Event, August 26th, Hennebach Wing closed to public, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


30th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, September 23rd,  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO

A gala banquet and program honoring the class of 2017 inductee:   Tickets on sale now


Space:  The Next Frontier in Mining!, Dr. Joel Sercel, September 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Lake County H.S. Auditorium

No longer just a science fiction fantasy, human exploration and commercial industries beyond imaging satellites and telecommunications will become a reality. Dr. Joel Sercel's company, TransAstra, is leading the way to fueling spacecraft through the intergalactic superhighway by mining asteroids for rocket fuel. Don't miss this fascinating presentation!  



Business After Hours co-sponsored by Climax,  November 16th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, Hennebach Wing,  120 W. 9th Street

Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce members and their guests are invited to join us for socializing, drinks, and light apps.  Admission fee is $7.00 plus some nonperishable food items for the local food banks or a new or used coat.


Wine at the Mine:  a wine and beer tasting event February 9th, 2018

Details to be announced.