Friends of Midas is a Nevada non-profit corporation that qualifies as an educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Supported by memberships and donations, it is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the history of Midas, Nevada, and the surrounding area.
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With great sadness, Friends of Midas (FOM) mourns the passing of its founder and President, Dan Bennett, on May 25, 2020. Dan's family is planning a celebration of Dan in Midas on Labor Day Weekend 2020 (virus willing; see above), and all are welcome. Additional details will be posted here and on Dan's memorial website.
Dan loved Midas and executed several town projects with FOM's support. His legacy will be visible in Midas for many years to come, and FOM will continue his good work. If you would like to make a contribution in Dan's memory, please click the "donate" button below or send a check to FOM, 811 N. Main St, Midas, NV 89414. Dan would be delighted!
Watch Dan and friends install the Midas Water System in 1992! Click here for videos.
LATEST UPDATE: The State of Nevada continues to prohibit the opening of bars in Elko County, and it is unlikely that this restriction will be lifted before September 6. As a result, we will not be gathering at the Midas Bighorn Saloon after Dan's Celebration of Life in the Park. The Saloon is closed in compliance with State rules.
Dan's family plans to proceed with the celebration at the Midas Park on September 6. The event is outdoors, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be provided for those who need them. Everyone will also need to bring his or her own chair and should plan to maintain proper personal distancing in compliance with covid-related recommendations. If you don't feel well or have knowingly been exposed to covid, we respectfully ask that you not attend.
For additional information, please contact Dana in Midas at 775.529.0302 or by email at Dana@FriendsofMidas.org, or visit Dan's memorial website.