New Curator at Leadville’s National Mining Museum
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHF&M) announced Tuesday, Sept. 22 the hiring of Stephanie Johnson as Curator, effective September 28. Stephanie replaces Sarah Saxe, who has been at the NMHF&M since 2012 and is leaving to become Curator of Collections at the Greeley History Museum beginning October 8.
Stephanie has a Master of Arts in Arts Management with a Museum Studies Graduate Certificate from the University of Oregon. She has been Registrar at the NMHF&M since April. Previously, she interned at the Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, Anasazi Heritage Center, Washington County Museum, and Willamette Heritage Center. Exhibits she has curated include “Saddle Up!” and “Object/Subject: Femininity in Contemporary Culture.”
“I’m really excited to be more involved with the creative aspect of the museum by curating some new exhibits, as well as bringing in some traveling exhibits and art from around the country,” said Stephanie Johnson about her new position.
Executive Director Stephen Whittington commented, “The staff and board of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will miss Sarah Saxe and wish her great success in Greeley. We are fortunate to find a new Curator of Stephanie’s quality and experience right here in Leadville. I expect that she will bring a fresh and exciting perspective to exhibits that should encourage people to visit more than once and should draw regional and even national attention to the museum.
Museum Day Live! Free Admission Tickets for Two
In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offers free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! And one of Leadville’s many museums is on the list!
More than 30 museums across the state are offering free admission this Saturday, Sept. 26 for the Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day.
What’s the catch? You have to pick just one museum to get your free tickets for, you have to register and print your tickets online and you can only get one ticket (good for two people) per address.
Hundreds of museums across the country are participating. For a complete list, connect HERE. However for Leadville Today readers, consider the following recommendations! In the Denver metro area, check out the (Unsinkable) Molly Brown House Museum, and the History Colorado Center. Of course, locally it’s the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin located just off historic Harrison Avenue, atop Capitol Hill.