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2021 February - August

The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Colorado Springs with an exhibit entitled “The Mining Heritage of Colorado Springs.” The exhibit will features colorful storyboards that highlight the operations of the coal industry in and around the city, the gold ore processing mills that stood west of the city, and the railroads that serviced the coal and mining industries.

Winfield Scott Stratton and his legacy along with the El Pomar story are included in this exhibit. Plus learn about some of the Cripple Creek and railroad millionaires, their mansions, and other structures they erected in Colorado Springs.

Two cases of artifacts—coal-related items and Cripple Creek gold ore—compliment the storyboards.

 This special Exhibit is open during regular Museum Hours.