History and Archaeology Workshops at NoLo

Dig Deeper into Colorado's Mining Legacy
History and Archaeology Workshops at the North London Mill Site near Alma

Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, August 15, 2021
Morning and Afternoon Sessions at 10:00am and 2:00pm
Free and Open to the Public


Thanks to generous funding from South Park National Heritage Area, we are again offering History and Archaeology Workshops at the NoLo Mill site. These events are free to the public, but space is limited. You must register to participate. The workshop is limited to 10 participants per session. A registration form must be completed for each participant in your group. 

These workshops will be conducted by NoLo Executive Co-Director and historian Kate McCoy and archaeologists Michelle Slaughter from Alpine Archaeological Consultants and Natasha Krasnow from Metcalf Archaeological Consultants. They are designed with the layperson in mind. Participants will learn about the history of mining in Park County and  the history of the North London Mine and Mill. They will tour the site and learn about existing features and their roles during the Mill’s operation. Participants will also learn about how archaeology contributes to what we can know about sites like the North London Mill.


The North London Mill site is located in a high alpine region about 7 miles from Colorado State Route 9 at an elevation of 11,200 ft. Be prepared for high altitude by dressing appropriately and bringing plenty of water and snacks.

A four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended to reach the North London Mill, though extra high clearance is not required to get to the site.