Tap into the towns, tools, and characters of our hard rock mining heritage by visiting mining sites of years gone by. Tours are open to ages 10 and older with accompanying adult. Some walking required. This tour involves visiting historic mining sites. Due to their nature and history, these sites may contain soil and water contaminated by heavy metals.Minimum Participants: 4
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This is my second season as the Nederland Mining Museum Coordinator. Last season was my first work experience in a museum. I enjoyed learning and performing the various aspects of interpretation for museum visitors and program participants. I especially benefitted in my rookie year from the expertise and guidance of various Parks and Open Space personnel and volunteers. I was born in New York City and raised in northern New Jersey in a family of seven with four sisters and two brothers.
I grew up in Cleveland near a MetroPark & spent summers in the woods of Northern WI. Always been attracted to the out of doors, I discovered hiking as a teen & couldn't get enough of it. My professional interest has been in history & have worked in the museum field in curation & preservation. Mostly at two State Museums. Most of my western trips early on were in the Pacific NW. I moved here 15 years ago & have been involved with both OSMP & now POS, both as volunteer & staff.
I enjoy both history and nature, thus leading to a major in geology, the history of the earth! This education and experience adapts well to the Nederland Mining Museum and Lefthand Canyon Assay Office. I also volunteer at the Altona Schoolhouse, which is very similar to schools my mother's family attended and taught at in Oklahoma and Arkansas. I grew up surrounded by a family of teachers, so I have a particular fondness for that profession, also.