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Monthly Lecture Series


The monthly Speakers’ Bureau Lectures, hosted by WMMI, are designed to inform and educate members and the general public on important subjects pertaining to the history and science of mining and industry.

Admission is always FREE to Museum members and just $5 per person for the general public. 

Call 719-488-0880 for more information, or click on the button below to reserve your space.

August Lecture

Join us on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 4 p.m. for the August Lecture Series: The History of the Alexander Film Company of Colorado Springs with guest lecturer, Steven Antonuccio.

At one time, the Alexander Film Company was the largest employer in Colorado Springs with over 700 employees in the 1940's.  It was the largest producer of theatrical advertising in the country, and they produced commercials for many of the Fortune 500 companies including all three of the major automobile manufacturers of that era.  The scenic beauty of the Pikes Peak Region made an excellent backdrop for their thousands of commercials. An offshoot of the Alexander Film Company, the Alexander Aircraft Company built the successful Eaglerock biplane, the most popular biplane in the 1920’s.

Steve Antonuccio spent over 30 years working in academic and public libraries to include 20 years at the Pikes Peak Library District managing their educational access cable channel.  During his career, he produced over one hundred documentaries related to the local history of the Pikes Peak region.  In 2019, he published an autobiography on his career called “There is No Such Thing as a Typical Librarian.” Since his retirement, he has given several programs in Southern Colorado on the history of the Pikes Peak Region.


Museum Members are FREE.  General admission is only $5.  Call 719-488-0880 for more information, or click on the button below to reserve your space.

February 14:  Calvin Johnson "Mining High Grade Gold Ore"

March 14:  Donna Guthrie "Troubadors on Horseback"

April 11:  Ellen Fisher : Nathaniel Peter Hill-Colorado Senator and Historical Mining Figure

May 9:  Tim Jones "Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past"

June 13:  George Papic "Cripple Creek & Victor"

July 11:  Andrea Malcomb "More than Molly - The Amazing Margaret Brown"

August 8: Steve Antonuccio "Alexander Film Company"

September 12:  Exhibit Opening Lecture

October 10:  Bob Phillips "Norberg Steam Stamp"


2022 Lectures

Nov 2022:  Greg Patterson  of Fortitude Gold discussed Gold Mining

Oct 2022:  Bruce Geller presented, "A History of Colorado Gold Mining"

Sep 2022:  Bryan Kahtava opened WMMI Temporary Exhibit, "Left Behind in the Mines"

Aug 2022  Mel McFarland, " Cripple Creek Railroads including the famous Short Line"

Jul 2022:  Jack Anthony  "3 Stories of the USAFA grounds, before it was USAFA: Catheral Rock, North Gate Entrance & the Train Crash at Husted"

Jun 2022:  Brad Bowers,  "Stone and Clay - The Mining Environs of Stone City"

May 2022: Barry and Joan Currie "Ghost Towns, Mining Camps and More Off-the-Beaten-Track Adventures"

Apr 2022:  Troy Zellers  "History, current influences and future vision of the Wilfley Company"

Mar 2022: Steven Veatch  "Things left behind--An intimate time with Spencer and Julie Penrose"

Feb 2022: Blake Wilson, "Art of Harvey Otis Young" launched our temporary exhibit


2021 Lectures

March 2021:  Dr Richard Sauers "The Rehabilitation of the 1890's Reynolds Ranch Farm House"

April 2021: Mr Conrad North, "Ready, Set, Glow"  The opening of WMMI Fluorescent Mineral Exhibit

May 2021: Ms Kaitlyn McGann, "Egyptian Mining"   (To watch, click here)

June 2021:  Mr Steve Veatch, "The Story of Gilman"

July 2021:  Dr Richard Sauers, "Some of the Hidden Stories of Cripple Creek"

August 2021: "From Comstock to Caribou"

September 2021: Dr Karin Larkin, "The Archeology of the Ludlow Massacre" The opening of Temporary Exhibit

October 2021: Ms Julie Haverluk, "Fox Farming in El Paso County"

November 2021: Mr Richard O'Meara of Orica, "One Blast, One Chance for Success"

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