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

Movie night - Thu May 07
LAS using kitchen and facility - Mon May 11
Forest Service event - Tue May 12 @ 5:00PM
Creede High School graduation at school 7pm - Thu May 21 @ 8:00AM
Private event - Fri May 22
Private event - Sat May 23
Private event - Sun May 24
Private event - Mon May 25

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