The Premier Showcase of American Mining


Upcoming Events


Saturday, October 27th from 1:00 PM- 1:50 PM Mining and Painting Kids' Program 

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12

Find out how the paint you use in art class is made then make your own! See the different minerals that make the colors in paint.


Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM - The Tabors

Free Admission

Join local geologist and historian, Fred Mark, as he tells the story of Silver King Horace Tabor and his two wives, Augusta and Elizabeth.


Saturday, November 24th from 1:00 PM- 1:50 PM How do you make coal? 

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Kids' Program 

How does coal form? Learn about how coal forms over 300 million years and look at fossils that are not on display yet!


Thursday, December 6 from 3-5 PM - Miner's Day Kid's Craft Activity

Activity included with regular museum admission

Celebrate Miner's Day with a trip to the NMHFM!  You can make and take a faux stained glass craft.  Templates will be available or you may create your own design.


Saturday, December 22nd from 1:00 PM- 1:50 PM- Crystal Christmas Tree Ornament

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Kids' Program 

Learn how crystals form and create your own crystal Christmas ornament. You can also make a second ornament to decorate our Christmas tree so everyone can enjoy!

About the Museum

Explore our 25,000 sq.ft. of interactive and informative exhibits!

About Us



Educational Resources

Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

About the Hall of Fame

Browse Inductee Database

2018 Inductees

Prazen Award

Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

About the Matchless


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