Thanks to generous donors, 6,188 men, women, and children have visited the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums in 2017 to experience the Bevans Lead Mine firsthand. Another 4,460 have been reached in off-site programs like the Platteville Historic Re-enactment. On behalf of them, thank you for supporting the educational programs at the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.
Diana Bolander recently worked with five University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, Liz, Deja, Winnie, Simone, and Tori, on the African American Lead Miners in Wisconsin exhibit. These students researched people like James Williams, an African American freeman who owned his own diggings near Belmont. They are now able to tell James Williams’ story complete with details about his life. These stories help bring artifacts to life, engage visitors, and achieve the mission of preserving, interpreting, and displaying the artifacts that define Southwest Wisconsin.
Borland states they have now launched their 2017 Year-End Campaign with a goal to raise $25,000 by December 31. If they raise that amount, they’ll be able to provide tours of the Bevans Lead Mine to thousands of students and enrich their knowledge with exhibits of artifacts. Your support will make a real, lasting impact on the education of thousands of students. Visit www.Mining.Jamison.Museum/donatePlease, to make your donation now.