Don’t Miss “Spirits in the Shaft: A Wine, Beer & Whiskey Tasting Event”

        A glamorous event on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, brings exquisite drinks, psychic readings, and a new exhibit to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Spirits in the Shaft: A Wine, Beer & Whiskey Tasting Event opens the museum after hours, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

        Come roam the museum’s many rooms to taste the libations—a nod to early miners’ superstitions about spirits in the mines. Enjoy your drink and delicious appetizers from local restaurants while browsing the exhibits.

        Taste Moroccan Wines

        Learn about and sample Moroccan wines with Christine Whittington (aka Heady Red), a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) through the Society of Wine Educators and a member of the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology (CAVE). Whittington will pour the crisp, fruity Clairette-Palomino white blend from Morocco’s oldest winery, Ouled Thaleb, which first spurred her exploration. She will also have red and white wines from Domaine Zouina and a Syrah from Ouled Thaleb’s vineyards in the Zenata region along the Atlantic coast.

        Psychic Readings

        Get a reading from psychic medium Sarah Paige, who’ll connect you with other kinds of spirits. Paige often “knows” things without knowing why and can see, sense, feel, and hear those who have crossed over into spirit. She also practices psychometry, or sensing energy in objects, and cartomancy, which entails reading poker cards and Oracle cards.

        New Exhibit Mixes Dance, Art, and Photography

        Be among the first to see the new temporary exhibit, Sequencing Through Time & Place: The Carissa Mine, to be unveiled for the event. This unique and creative exhibit brings together interpretive dance, mixed media assemblage, and photography as mechanisms to understand the past life of the Carissa Mine, a historic gold mining site in South Pass City, Wyoming. Artists Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, and Margaret Wilson—mixed media artist, photographer, and dancer—explore how artists perceive, respond to, and express place through different expressive lenses.

        Bid at the Silent Auction

        Shop the silent auction, with original works of art, photography, entertainment tickets, gift certificates, books, jewelry, and more from other generous contributors—including a beautiful pyrite specimen from Leadville’s The Rock Hut.

        Party On

        Last but not least, enjoy the company at this popular, well-attended event! Attire runs casual to dressy. Tickets are $40 through Feb. 3 and $45 thereafter. Buy one of the first 150 tickets and get a free wine glass. Of course you’ll want to stay the weekend and enjoy all that winter in Leadville has to offer. Buy your tickets today!