The Mineral Museum is located in the original frame building of the Mineral Baptist Church in downtown Mineral.<p> The Mineral Historic Foundation operates the museum, which is open to the public on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gratefully accepted.<p>The museum has two galleries; one details the history of mining in Mineral and one focuses on the history of the town itself.<p>Mineral was a small town originally called Mineral City when it was founded in 1890. Walter L. Bishop was charged with planning the physical layout of the community, and expecting Mineral to someday become a major city, he designed features such as 80' wide streets to accomodate future traffic. The museum is fortunate to have a copy of one of Mr. Bishop's first plans for the town, as well as other fascinating relics from the past history of the community.<p>In addition, those interested in the history of mining in the very late 19th and early 20th centuries will enjoy the display of mining memorabilia from Mineral that is found in the second gallery.<p>The Historic Foundation offers occasional talks at the museum that are centered on community themes; contact them by email to find out the schedule.
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