Museum Marks 25th Anniversary with FREE Local’s Day
On November 14th, 1988 President Reagan signed a Joint Resolution of Congress granting a federal charter to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. The Museum has had more than half a million visitors since this signal honor.
The Mining Museum is celebrating this exciting quarter of a century with a Leadville Appreciation Day tomorrow, November 16, when Leadville residents will be treated to free admission.
The Museum is currently in the midst of making a number of improvements. Three roofs were recently restored. A new security system is being installed. The Gift Shop has been revamped. Eco lighting is now in place. A number of exhibits are being upgraded to make them more appealing and informative. Several new exhibits are in place, or are planned. The Museum staff is committed to meet its mission to– “Tell the story about mining, its people, and its importance to the American public”.
The Museum is also currently in a national search for a new Executive Director. Interim Director and member of the Museum’s Board of Directors Vince Matthews said, “We owe a great debt of gratitude to Carl Miller for his leadership during the formative years of the Museum. I am constantly amazed at what he was able to achieve during his decade as Executive Director. I hope that the new director has some of Carl’s vision, talents, and fund-raising abilities to carry us into our next quarter century.”