Mining Museum Appoints New Curator
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHF&M) announced last week the hiring of Myles Gallagher as Curator, effective January 21. Gallagher has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. He interned at the Tempe History Museum, Arizona State Museum, and Arizona State University Center for Archaeology and Society.
“The staff and board of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum are fortunate to find a new Curator of Myles’s quality and experience willing to move from Tucson to Leadville,” commented Executive Director Stephen Whittington. “Once he has gotten over the shock of January in Lake County, I expect he will begin to develop interesting new exhibits and establish high standards for collections care in line with best practices for museums.”
Gallagher was also a Collections Assistant at the Arizona State University Center for Archaeology and Society and a Research Assistant at Windward Islands Research and Education in St. George, Grenada. He replaces Stephanie Johnson, who was at the NMHF&M from 2015 until she left during the summer of 2018 to become Public Art & Program Manager at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego in Oregon.
The NMHF&M web site at www.mininghallofame.org provides additional information about the museum and its facilities.
Cheers to Spirits in The Shaft at Mining Museum
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) presents it annual “Spirits in the Shaft,” a wine, beer and whiskey tasting event on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.
This after-hours event, formerly known as the annual Wine Tasting, has expanded in recent years to include craft beer and wines, as well as food samplings from Leadville eateries and chefs. This year’s event will bring back the popular silent auction and include something new: a psychic medium. Attendees will also have an exclusive first look at NMHFM’s new temporary exhibition Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine.
Tickets are $40 through Feb. 3 and $45 thereafter. The first 150 ticket purchasers receive a free NMHFM logo branded wine glass. Tickets can be purchased HERE or by calling 719-486-1229. All proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.