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Weis Earth Science Museum Features Visit By ‘Cornish Miner’

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On June 30, visitors to the Weis Earth Science Museum on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley can meet a Cornish miner who came to Wisconsin to mine lead back in the 1830s. Explore an early mine, discover how important lead was to our economy, and see how the Cornish settlers influenced culture in our State. While you’re at the museum, try a pasty, the traditional meal-in-a-crust of the old-time miners.

Joanne Kluessendorf, museum director, remarked, “Our costumed interpreter will engage visitors with stories about the life of a nineteenth-century Wisconsin miner. And everyone will want to sample a tasty pasty.” This event is party of Victorian Science Summer programming held in conjunction with Appleton's sesquicentennial.

The miner will be at the museum from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is free with museum admission. Visitors will also be able to see the museum’s latest exhibit “Danger: Dinosaurs!” The Weis Earth Science Museum is the state’s official mineralogical museum.

For more information, visit www.weismuseum.org, or call 920-832-2925.

Posted 05/31/2007