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December 2017

A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 with Donovan Symonds

December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Donovan Symonds will be presenting a lecture called A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 on December 6, 2017 from 5-6PM at the Park City Museum’s Education and Collection Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Avenue. The lecture will describe the life of one of the early Park City miners. It will cover the hardships, hazards and rewards of working the early prospects followed by the world-class state of the art mines such as the Ontario and…

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A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 with Donovan Symonds

December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Donovan Symonds will be presenting a lecture called A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 on December 6, 2017 from 5-6PM at the Park City Museum’s Education and Collection Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Avenue. The lecture will describe the life of one of the early Park City miners. It will cover the hardships, hazards and rewards of working the early prospects followed by the world-class state of the art mines such as the Ontario and…

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A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 with Donovan Symonds

December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Donovan Symonds will be presenting a lecture called A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 on December 6, 2017 from 5-6PM at the Park City Museum’s Education and Collection Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Avenue. The lecture will describe the life of one of the early Park City miners. It will cover the hardships, hazards and rewards of working the early prospects followed by the world-class state of the art mines such as the Ontario and…

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January 2018

From Miners to Nomads: Work Culture in Park City with Ghostwriter Richard Ellis

January 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Over the last 150 years, Park City has transformed from a mining town into a haven for digital nomads. One of these nomads, Richard Ellis, interviews people about their work and then ghostwrites in their voices. In this session, Richard will dig into the culture of web commuters and take the audience through an interactive exercise. Join us to explore the The Way We Worked – the way a Parkite works. SPACE IS LIMITED AND RSVP IS REQUIRED. Email Mahala…

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From Miners to Nomads: Work Culture in Park City with Ghostwriter Richard Ellis

January 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Over the last 150 years, Park City has transformed from a mining town into a haven for digital nomads. One of these nomads, Richard Ellis, interviews people about their work and then ghostwrites in their voices. In this session, Richard will dig into the culture of web commuters and take the audience through an interactive exercise. Join us to explore the The Way We Worked – the way a Parkite works.SPACE IS LIMITED AND RSVP IS REQUIRED. Email Mahala Ruddell…

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From Miners to Nomads: Work Culture in Park City with Ghostwriter Richard Ellis

January 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Over the last 150 years, Park City has transformed from a mining town into a haven for digital nomads. One of these nomads, Richard Ellis, interviews people about their work and then ghostwrites in their voices. In this session, Richard will dig into the culture of web commuters and take the audience through an interactive exercise. Join us to explore the The Way We Worked – the way a Parkite works.SPACE IS LIMITED AND RSVP IS REQUIRED. Email Mahala Ruddell…

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July 2018

Hike Through History to the Scottish Chief Mine – Wednesday July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

Guest Guides Pat Pond and Robin Filion will explain the interesting structures and artifacts while we enjoy the dramatic views of Big Cottonwood Canyon and the wildflowers along the route. The hike to the Scottish Chief is a perennial favorite. This is a moderate hike. Although there is only about 500 feet of elevation gain, we will be doing some bushwhacking, so dress appropriately! Dogs are not allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The hike should last 5-6 hours, depending on…

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Hike Through History to the Scottish Chief Mine – Wednesday July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

Guest Guides Pat Pond and Robin Filion will explain the interesting structures and artifacts while we enjoy the dramatic views of Big Cottonwood Canyon and the wildflowers along the route. The hike to the Scottish Chief is a perennial favorite.This is a moderate hike. Although there is only about 500 feet of elevation gain, we will be doing some bushwhacking, so dress appropriately! Dogs are not allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The hike should last 5-6 hours, depending on the…

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Hike Through History to the Scottish Chief Mine – Wednesday July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

Guest Guides Pat Pond and Robin Filion will explain the interesting structures and artifacts while we enjoy the dramatic views of Big Cottonwood Canyon and the wildflowers along the route. The hike to the Scottish Chief is a perennial favorite.This is a moderate hike. Although there is only about 500 feet of elevation gain, we will be doing some bushwhacking, so dress appropriately! Dogs are not allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The hike should last 5-6 hours, depending on the…

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February 2019

Silver King Mine Lecture given by the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite you to attend a free lecture at the Santy Auditorium on Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. Learn about 11 of the people who founded the Silver King Mine in 1892. Committee Members and descendants of these pioneer mining families will relate to you the stories of their lives.

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Silver King Mine Lecture given by the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite you to attend a free lecture at the Santy Auditorium on Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m.Learn about 11 of the people who founded the Silver King Mine in 1892. Committee Members and descendants of these pioneer mining families will relate to you the stories of their lives.

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Silver King Mine Lecture given by the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite you to attend a free lecture at the Santy Auditorium on Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m.Learn about 11 of the people who founded the Silver King Mine in 1892. Committee Members and descendants of these pioneer mining families will relate to you the stories of their lives.

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July 2019

Hike Through History to the Flagstaff Mine & Gourmet Lunch at Cushing’s Cabin, Deer Valley

July 18, 2019

Meeting Guest Guide Michael O'Malley at Silver Lake, we'll climb the hiking-only Red Cloud Trail to visit the Flagstaff Mine, the first producing mine in the Park City District. Followed by a gourmet lunch in Cushing's Cabin catered by Deer Valley Resort. After lunch, we'll circumnavigate a high alpine meadow to the top of Bald Mountain. There hikers will have the opportunity of a scenic download on the Sterling Lift. The hike and gourmet lunch is an all day affair…

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Hike Through History to the Flagstaff Mine & Gourmet Lunch at Cushing’s Cabin, Deer Valley

July 18, 2019

Meeting Guest Guide Michael O'Malley at Silver Lake, we'll climb the hiking-only Red Cloud Trail to visit the Flagstaff Mine, the first producing mine in the Park City District. Followed by a gourmet lunch in Cushing's Cabin catered by Deer Valley Resort. After lunch, we'll circumnavigate a high alpine meadow to the top of Bald Mountain. There hikers will have the opportunity of a scenic download on the Sterling Lift.The hike and gourmet lunch is an all day affair (approximately…

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October 2019

Mayflower Mine-Hot, Wet, Payable Gold Lecture by Keith Droste

October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will host a lecture called Mayflower Mine-Hot, Wet, Payable Gold presented by Keith Droste on Wednesday, October 2nd from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will focus on this unique Park City Mining District enterprise.  The four stages of Mayflower, the life of the mine, will be summarized including: Property Consolidation; New Park Mining Company Formation; New Park mine development…

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January 2020

I Remember When Panel Discussion: Park City Resort

January 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum, 528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060 United States
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Join Jim Tedford, Phil Jones, Steve Leatham, and Jana Cole as they discuss their memories of working at the Park City Resort back in the 1960’s through the 1990’s.  Learn about how Park City transformed from a mining town to a ski town.  The panelists will explore working at Park City Resort under the different ownership's of United Park City Mines, Greater Park City Corp. with Edgar Stern, Alpine Meadows with Nick Badami, and the Powdr Corporation. Larry Warren will…

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February 2020

The 2019 Holiday Ornament is here!

February 1 @ 12:00 am
2019 Thaynes Conveyor

This years ornament features the historic Thaynes Conveyor. Stop by the Museum Store today! Find out more here

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Which Way Underground? Lecture by M. Kim McCarter

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From the Jordanelle Special Service District Collection. The Park City Museum and The Friends of Ski Mountain Mining will be hosting a lecture given by Professor M. Kim McCarter called Which Way Underground? on Wednesday, February 5th from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections building located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  The Sutro tunnel of Comstock lode fame pioneered construction of tunnels driven to drain and access underground precious metal mines.   This amazing six mile long engineering marvel was completed…

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March 2020

“A Comparison of Coal and Silver Mining” Lecture presented by Donovan Symonds-POSTPONED

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining will host the History Speaks Lecture: "It’s Dark as a Dungeon and Damp as the Dew, where the dangers are double and the pleasures are few” - a comparison of coal and silver mining, then and now  - presented by Donovan Symonds.  The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education &Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will look…

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May 2020

Utah’s Mining Heritage: You Want to Save that Rusty Stuff? Online Lecture

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mining has shaped the State of Utah geographically, demographically, and economically. Thousands of old mines can still be found in Utah’s mountains and canyons, especially in the mountains surrounding Park City. Along with the stories of those who worked and lived there, they bear witness to the hard work and resourcefulness of Utah miners and their families. For a long time, however, the physical remains of mine surface plants, mills, and mine camps were treated as scrap metal, depressed real…

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A Brief History of Tom Kearns Virtual Zoom Lecture

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host a virtual Zoom lecture presented by Sandy Brumley called A Brief History of Tom Kearns  on May 27th from 5-6 p.m. MDT Tom Kearns is a hero of the old west: rags-to-riches miner, U.S. Senator, and rail road magnate.  He clearly loved newspapers, garnering his first press mention in 1880 at the age of 18.  He subsequently owned The Salt Lake Tribune with his business partner David Keith.  There is a wealth of information in…

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“Shiny Rock to Silver Bars: A Brief History and Explanation of Milling and Refining in Park City” Lecture NOW ONLINE

May 28 - July 31

How were the ores mined in Park City turned into silver, lead or gold bars? Why were they crushed and concentrated? Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds offers practical demonstrations and slides to explain the processes involved in sorting the ores into concentrates and waste rock. Early prospectors used simple sorting methods compared to the complex processes used in the Silver King and California Comstock Mills. The refining process was predominantly conducted in large furnaces in the Salt Lake Valley and a…

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“Thomas Kearns: Rags to Riches Miner” Lecture now available ONLINE

May 28 - July 31

Tom Kearns is a hero of the old west, rags-to-riches miner, U.S. Senator, and rail road magnate. He clearly loved newspapers, garnering his first press mention in 1880 at the age of 18. and  subsequently owning The Salt Lake Tribune  There is a wealth of information in period newspapers that provide additional insight into Tom’s history, including previously undiscovered wild-west stories from his youth back in O’Neill, Nebraska. Presented by Sandy Brumley  whose principal qualifications for this Tom Kearns project…

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June 2020

“Park City’s High Railroad” Lecture presented by David Nicholas and Steve Leatham

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a lecture on the history of Park City’s High Line and the industrial complex it once served. Steve Leatham and David Nicholas will team up once again to explore this vital link to our town’s mining heritage. The railroad spur ran from the Union Pacific Depot to the Ontario Mill and Judge Loading Station. Photographs (past and present), maps, charts and diagrams will return us to a time when the mining industry defined the local economy. Hear…

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July 2020

History Speaks Lecture: “Agriculture in Park City” is NOW ONLINE

July 1 - August 3

Join our FIRST Online Lecture - "Agriculture In Park City" Our popular "History Speaks" Lecture Series is back! Join Executive Director Sandra Morrison as she explores Park City's settlers' challenges in living off the land. Compared to the vast corn fields of the Great Plains or the fertile valleys of Central California, Utah's agricultural economy is tiny. Yet reminders of our early agricultural endeavors surround us. From the tiny shed near the corner of Old Ranch Road to the magnificent…

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