About Us

Painesdale Mine and Shaft, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. According to our Constitution and Bylaws: “The purpose and objectives of the Painesdale Mine and Shaft, Inc. shall be to preserve the one remaining shafthouse (#4) while maintaining a safe environment, to receive as gifts or bequests, to purchase, to raise funds, to preserve and to make available to the people all procurable material and properties pertinent to the history of the area, and to raise monies to accomplish the goals.”

By preserving and restoring the Champion #4 Shaft-Rockhouse, Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc. hopes to continue using it as a museum so that future generations can experience the sights, sounds, smells, aden the feel of mining as it once was. Along with the #4 Shaft House, there remains numerous industrial buildings, railway equipment, and private homes related to the mining area. PM&S Inc. hopes to someday identify these structures so that the full story of what life was like in Painesdale can be told.

Please consider joining our monthly meetings. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the VFW Range Lounge in South Range or the Captain’s office at the site.

Our current board is as follows:

Barbara Manninen – President
Catherine Lewis – Vice President
Vince Kanthak – Treasurer
Michael Prast – Secretary

Janet Gregorich
Sherri Lewis
Kurt Stevens

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