Mining Museum Receives State, National Accolades
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHF&M) recently received national and state recognition worth noting, so here’s the run down to help spread the good news about things happening in Leadville and Lake County.
“It is exciting and gratifying to be recognized as one of Colorado’s best museums, and one worthy of national media exposure. I hope visitors to our state will take a detour from I-70 to explore the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and Leadville’s seven other museums,” said NMHF&M Executive Director Stephen Whittington, commenting on the honors.
America’s Best Online has named the NMHF&M one of Colorado’s top 10 museums. The “Best of America” list covers the top things to do and places to see throughout the United States.
The rankings are based on a complex algorithm that takes into consideration a number of factors including recognition, popularity, reviews, rankings, and proximity.
The Colorado Springs Gazette last month listed the NMHF&M as one of their favorite museums around Colorado. They described it as where “the history of mining, and in particular Leadville’s $82 million silver bonanza, can be relived.”
True West magazine has chosen the NMHF&M to be showcased in a sidebar within the Annual September Museum issue. Special sidebars will promote and encourage readers “to visit some wonderful museums around the country.”
The mission of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is to tell the story about mining, its people, and its importance to the American public. The museum is open year-round.