Become a Friend of Mines Museum!
The purpose of the Friends organization is to promote and support the Museum through financial contributions, by organizing and hosting a variety of events, and by creating a community of Museum advocates.
Friends of Mines Museum Members receive the following benefits:
- A 20% discount at Mines Museum’s Store
- Annual field trips
- Lecture series
- Biannual newsletter
- Special access to exclusive museum events
2020 Board Members
President: Danielle Olinger
Vice President: Lesley Sebol
Secretary: John Schmidt
Treasurer: Bill Jones
Cayce Gulbransen, Board Member
Sherm Marsh, Board Member
William Hutchinson, Board Member
Phil Persson, Board Member
2020 Friends’ Lecture Series:
JULY – “Exploring for Diamonds in the Sahara Desert of Algeria” (virtual talk)
Presented by Steven Smith, USGS
JUNE – “Badlands National Park Paleontology & Geology” (virtual talk)
Presented by Ed Welsh, Badlands National Park Ranger
Ed spoke about the geologic history of the Badlands and some of the new paleontology research and discoveries at the park.
MAY – “The Permian-Triassic Transition in Colorado” (virtual talk)
Presented by Dr. James Hagadorn
Dr. James Hagadorn is the Tim & Kathryn Ryan Curator of Geology at the Denver Museum of nature and Science
MARCH – “The Last Mammoths: Holocene Extinction on St. Paul Island, Alaska”
Presented by Dr. Russ Graham
Dr. Graham was the former Director of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum at Penn State University and former Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Geology Department at the Colorado School of Mines and a volunteer at Mines Museum of Earth Science.