The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Richard Sauers takes us on a journey from the beginnings of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry to the present, and discusses upcoming plans and programs.
The Western Museum of Mining and Industry offers over 27 acres to see how turn-of-the-century miners timbered, drilled, blasted, mucked, and hauled ore from the mine to the stamp mill, where ore was crushed and processed. On display are operable steam engines, including a 37-ton Corliss Steam Engine. The Museum is a place to learn about the rocks you eat, experiment with gold panning, play with hands-on exhibits, dress up like a miner, visit burros, Chism and Nugget, and see how families lived in the 1890’s.
This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation.