Blasted Out of Solid Rock Cliff by Local Miners
The Museum and Community Center are both located completely underground.
The Museum includes many displays, including real mining equipment.
The Community Center hosts a large array of meetings, parties, weddings, reunions, dances, and community gatherings. The Center features a large commercial kitchen, fully stocked bar, bathroom facilities, and around 10,000 square feet of floor space.
History: Blasted out of solid rock cliff by three Creede miners, construction of the museum began in 1990. County-hired laborers and volunteers completed all the other work, including rock removal, cribbing, rock batting and cement work. The next summer, tours were given to show actual mining in operation. The miners created 600 feet of drift with 22 displays, a gift shop and the Creede Community Center. Read more about the history of the space here.
Historical photo of miners in slideshow above- courtesy of the Creede Historical Society, photo #1718-MM-31. Print for sale at Creede Historical Library.
Upcoming Events at the Community Center
|Set up days for quilt show - Tue Sep 16|
|Set up days for quilt show - Wed Sep 17|
|Set up days for quilt show - Thu Sep 18|
|Silver Threads Quilt Show - Fri Sep 19|
|Silver Threads Quilt Show - Sat Sep 20|
|Silver Threads Quilt Show - Sun Sep 21|
|Wedding. Private event - Fri Sep 26|
|Wedding. Private event - Sat Sep 27|