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Living a positive lifestyle has more benefits than just “feeling better.” Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health.

Gazette writer, Libby Kinder, visited WMMI's temporary exhibit, "Left Behind in the Mines" See her article here, and visit the featured exhibit at 225 North Gate Blvd

Take the time to find out how those around you like to receive gratitude, appreciation and love. You’ll find that meeting them with the love language they most appreciate will help strengthen your relationships.

WMMI opened its new, temporary exhibit, "Left Behind in the Mines" featuring a wide variety of items that have been found abandoned in mines throughout the west. This collection gives us a glimpse as to what life was like during those difficult and challenging times. It sparks your imagination as to who these men were and how they passed their time.

This September, remember to focus on you and your personal growth. Even small steps can add up to huge results over time. It all starts now!

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is home to many restored machines that were used for mining and other purposes throughout the country. Many of the machines at WMMI operate and are part of the daily tours. This beautiful Cornish Walking Beam Engine is a static display outside on the 27 acre campus.

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

See the WMMI Blacksmith Shop in Action Saturday, August 20, or any Saturday in October at the Miners' Pumpkin Patch. The Blacksmith Shop here at WMMI is a reconstruction of a shop formerly at the Orpha May Mine, a few miles southeast of Cripple Creek. The physical location of the shop, relative to the headframe, was chosen based on photos of the Orpha May. This indicates how important the blacksmith was to a mining operation, that it needed to be close to the mining operations. The shop is stocked with a collection of vintage tools that are typical of what would be seen in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Back-to-school time can be a learning experience for everybody, even if you don’t have school aged children. It’s a time to remember that no matter where you are in life, you can continue to learn!

Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.

The Chilean Miners Rescue Pod, FENIX II, was used to save the 33 Miners who were trapped in the San Jose mine in 2010. The accident began during a mine collapse on August 5 -- the miners were finally brought to the surface on October 13. For 69 days, the world watched and waited for their rescue. Learn more about this incredible story and see our Phenix II Rescue Pod at WMMI.

Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.

The Hoist Engine is one of the many dangerous machines used in early mining. WMMI features many of these machines and has a dedicated team on hand to keep them operating. Learn about our nations history and be amazed at the progress we have made.

The Corliss Steam Engine is a centerpiece of WMMI. The main building was constructed AROUND this massive engine. Come see this incredible machinery RUN at 10am and again at 1pm every day. See why we are "the museum that works"

Discover the historical significance Mining and Industry had on the growth of the Pikes Peak Region and the American West. Visit the Western Museum of Mining and Industry for amazing stories, artifacts and more.

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry proudly demonstrates the Yellow Jacket II Stamp Mill each summer. It is one of only FIVE operational Stamp Mills in the U.S. Come feel the power of this by-gone era of mining.

See the Fluorescent Mineral Exhibit at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Six cases of beautiful, glowing rocks in all colors of the rainbow are on display at WMMI.

Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!

Mining is essential to everyone EVERY day. We don't think about how often we use products that have been mined, but by the time you leave your house in the morning, you have used hundred (maybe thousands) of items that have been mined!

Buying food from farmers and ranchers has so many great benefits. Consider stopping by your local farmers market to enjoy the many advantages it has to offer.

June's featured Rock or Mineral--Sulfur Crystals in a Vuggy Matrix

Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on your wellness. How you feel trickles into your everyday life, which is why it’s important for you to put your physical and mental health and wellbeing first.

WMMI features WORKING machinery which helps bring history to life. Each summer, experience the power of historical machinery with demonstrations presented by the WMMI team of volunteers and staff.

June is the first official month of summer, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors!