This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.
Teenagers are our future; by building them up and encouraging them—even if they’re not our own children—we can create a better future for generations to come.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are plenty of gifts you can give your loved one on Mother’s Day that also give back to others in the community.
While it might seem simple to say talents can help others, actually identifying your talents and putting them to good use can be a little bit more difficult.
Paying it forward is a way to spread goodness into the world. If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these ways to pay it forward.
Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.
If you want to live a more altruistic life, but aren’t sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to find a cause you care about.
This month aims to increase awareness about stress, its negative effects and how to relieve it. If you’re experiencing stress, keep these ideas in mind for how to relax.
Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. To give a few ideas, here are easy things you can do to brighten someone’s day.
Even if you care about a cause, how can you ensure you’re a good fit for the position? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit for volunteering.
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"