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Thirst for Gold-NMHFM Temporary Exhibit-April 2023-April 2024


January 11, 2023 - The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) is set to open its new temporary exhibit, Thirst for Gold, in April 2023. The exhibit will consist of both colorized and non-colorized archivally framed chromo-lithographs of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and Harper’s Weekly, which range in publishing from 1865-1910. These will join local Leadville artifacts that will aid in explaining the story of how Leadville became part of the Gold Rush and was quickly built up to sustain a city of over 16,000 people by the late 1800’s. Leadville objects will come from the NMHFM collections, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Molly Brown House Museum, House of the Eye Museum, Temple Israel Museum, and possibly other institutions. Together, these objects will educate the public on the quick expansion of city of Leadville, the numerous mines and smelters, and the variety of businesses in Leadville. 

About the Museum

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development, and processing of our nation's natural resources.  Our mission is to Tell the story of mining, its people, its importance to the American public, and to society's sustainability.