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Winter Lyceum: “Abandoned Mines as Tools of Economic Revitalization: Converting Liabilities into Assets for Post-Mining Communities” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums presents archeologist Dr. Timothy Scarlett of Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Energy Transitions Lab (KETL). Dr. Scarlett will explain the potential applications of evolving energy technologies and the ways in which heritage practices and policies can be key to the future partnerships to facilitate the electrification of everything. KETL has been…

Winter Lyceum: “Mining for Energy: The Story of Southwest Wisconsin’s Electricity Journey” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums presents a panel of regional energy experts from Badger Hollow Solar, RENEW Wisconsin, and the electricity transmission industry sharing updates on major renewable energy projects in the region, talk about why these projects are happening here, and discuss what impacts they have on our economy, environment, and communities. To…

Winter Lyceum: “EaglePicher’s NASA Launch Silver Zinc Batteries: The Power Behind the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab Missions” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Locally mined zinc in outer space? Engineer Camie Platner will share how, since the beginning of the Space Age, EaglePicher silver zinc batteries have been trusted to power historical NASA launches, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab. Today, with more than 50 years of silver zinc battery production heritage, and more than 200 battery designs,…

Winter Lyceum: “Greening From the Ground Up: Integration of Ground Source Heat Pumps into Historic Buildings” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Engineer Mark Nussbaum, who specializes in historic properties and the integration of energy efficient technologies, will review the basic concepts of ground source heat pump systems, how they work to provide climate control for buildings, and what specific features often make them an excellent choice in historic buildings. We will look at some of the…

Winter Lyceum: “Energy and Biological Farming: How Farmers Can Reduce Energy Use and Build Soil Carbon by Farming Differently” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Renowned farmer, author, and biological farming consultant Gary Zimmer presents the farmer's role in energy conservation and carbon building. With incentives and guidance, farmers have a role in reducing energy use and impacting climate change by planting cover crops, organic farming, reducing fertilizer use, making methane with on-farm digesters, making compost, and producing bio char.…

Winter Lyceum: “Nature Patterns: Generating Creative Energy Through Geometric Abstraction in the Tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Knowledge of using geometry and pattern as a language of composition has been developing for decades at Taliesin, the rural Driftless Area-based design studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, coming together for practice and creation in a long-standing design workshop known as “nature patterns.” When designer Aris Georges trained in nature patterns as a student…

Winter Lyceum: “Not So Easily Lead: From Weardale to Wisconsin with the Miners of the North Pennines” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Just off one of the highest stretches of road in the north of England in a place called Killhope there stands an impressive wrought iron water wheel. Nearly 34 feet in diameter and 6 feet wide, it stands as a testament to Victorian ingenuity and, in the case of lead mining in the area, the…