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Bring History to Life! Tour Guides Needed!

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Western Museum of Mining & Industry

  • 5 people are interested
Volunteering in the Gold Troughs!!

Do you enjoy telling stories from local history or teaching about science, history, or culture? How about exploring geology and the wonders of industry in the west?

The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is looking for volunteer tour guides to lead guests through our exhibits and immerse them in the history of Colorado mining and the American Industrial Revolution. Click the Link to apply today! http://wmmi.org/volunteer

If you are interested in being part of the history of Colorado, please contact the museum at (719) 488-0880 or stop by our museum. We are specifically looking for volunteer tour guides on Thursdays and Fridays but we can always use help for school tours and In-Reach programs.

Guides and Visitors must wear masks. Tour sizes are limited with social distancing guidelines.

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About Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Location:

225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80912, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is a private nonprofit, 501(c) 3 whose mission is to preserve, collect and interpret the rich mining history and related industries of Colorado and the American West.

Description

Unique to WMMI is the actual operation of its carefully restored multi-ton steam engines and mining machines. The emphasis of the museum's collections is on the technology and technological history of mining and metallurgy, as well as the social history of the American West. Over 4,000 artifacts are on display at the 27-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit site, which includes a working hoist house; mine blacksmith shop; ten stamp mill; and multi-purpose center with exhibits, theater and a 13,000 volume research library. WMMI has been accredited by the American Association of Museums (one of only three Colorado Springs museums to hold this honor) since 1979, and is the only accredited mining museum in the western United States.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

225 North Gate BlvdColorado Springs, CO 80921

(39.02554,-104.82868)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • General Education
  • Mechanical Engineering

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours/day, 1 day a week minimal commitment
  • preferably 6 month commitment

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