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Park City Museum Lectures

April 7 | 8:00 am - April 21 | 5:00 pm

Shaft Sinking

The sinking of mining shafts created vertical openings giving access from the surface to a mineral deposit. This presentation will consider the development of shaft sinking technology, and describe the history of shaft sinking in Park City mines through 1900. Lecturer Mike Nelson is a professor of mining engineering at the University of Utah.

From Silver to Snow: The History of Skiing in Park City

From the heydays of its 19th century silver boom to modern times as one of the world’s most notable ski towns, Park City has enjoyed quite an evolution. Ski historian Tom Kelly will walk you through Park City’s history as a ski town, from miners on barrel staves to ski jumping at Ecker Hill to the growth of two of the world’s most revered ski resorts.


April 7 | 8:00 am
April 21 | 5:00 pm