Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites

National Mining Hall of Fame – Virtual Tour

National Mining Hall of Fame - Virtual Tour

National Mining Hall of Fame – Virtual Tour

The National Mining Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people who work with natural resources. 

The Museum is a federally chartered memorial for the men and women who have achieved recognition in the mining industry and related fields. The Museum’s board of governors selects inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame.

The Museum’s mission is to:

“tell the story of mining, its people, its importance to the American public, and society’s sustainability.”

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is the only national mining museum with a federal charter, which was passed in 1988.

Personal mining artifacts in the Museum’s collection include helmets, uniforms, and other adornments. Communication and celebratory artifacts include personal symbols, awards, and other memorabilia.

The photography collection contains photographic materials ranging from film negatives and transparency slides to digital prints and photo albums, related to the mining industry and the Hall of Fame.

National Mining Hall of Fame - Virtual Tour

Men underground at the Garbutt Mine around 1879

Highlights of the National Mining Hall of Fame

  • A walk-through replica of an underground hard rock mine
  • An elaborate model railroad
  • The Gold Rush room, with many specimens of gold
  • An extensive collection of rock and mineral specimens
  • A Mining Art Gallery
  • Artifacts from the history of mining
  • Hall of Fame inductees information
  • Copper: Mineral of the Past/Future exhibit 
  • Aerial Photos of Mine Sites
  • The History of Gold Exhibit
  • Prospector’s Cave Exhibit
  • Tools and Equipment for Mining

National Mining Hall of Fame - Virtual Tour

National Mining Hall of Fame

  • Museum:          National Mining Hall of Fame
  • City:                  Leadville, Colorado
  • Country:           United States
  • Established:     1977
  • Type:                Specialist Museum
  • Category:         National Museum of the United States
  • Location:          120 West E 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461, United States

National Mining Hall of Fame Map

National Mining Hall of Fame

 

National Mining Hall of Fame

National Mining Hall of Fame

Virtual Tour of the National Museums of the United States

National Mining Hall of Fame

National Mining Hall of Fame

Virtual Tour of American Museums

National Mining Hall of Fame

~~~

“Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul.”
– James Allen

 

~~~


Photo Credit: James St. John / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Craig Talbert / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); As detailed above. / Public domain

Popular this Week

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites - Virtual Tours
Wedding Suit of James II
Portonaccio Sarcophagus
Quotes about Museums, Art and History
Gustav Klimt - Virtual Tour
Nebra Sky Disk - Oldest Map of the Night Sky
Henry VIII's Writing Desk
"Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge" by Mary Cassatt
National Memorial for Peace and Justice - Virtual Tour
“Dying Warrior” - Pediment Sculpture from the Temple of Aphaia

SEARCH