“History On Call” Cell Phone Tour Of Downtown Estes Park
History on Call, a cell phone tour with historical information of downtown Estes Park will begin this Saturday, June 25. Residents and visitors can access five signs advertising each stop of the tour along the free shuttle bus route. Each sign will prompt the listener to dial the local telephone number, enter the stop number, and listen to a recorded interpretation of the historical sites in their view.
The stops downtown are the Estes Park Visitor Center, Town Hall, outside of the storefronts of Rocky Mountain Traders and the Grubsteak, and Mrs. Walsh’s Garden. The tour can be approached in any order. Topics include the Stanley Hotel, Town Hall, downtown development, Estes Park in the 1930s, and the Lawn Lake Flood.
The Estes Park Museum is thrilled to extend its reach to the downtown area and target pedestrians and shuttle bus riders equipped with their personal cell phones. The messages are two minutes in length and narrated by community members including Mayor Bill Pinkham, Trustee Jerry Miller, Historian Laureate Jim Pickering, Macdonald Bookstore owner Paula Steige, and Town Administrator Jacquie Halburnt.
The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. received a grant in the amount of $350 from the Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation, Inc. which partially funded the project that was designed and executed by the Estes Park Museum. History on Call will be available through September, 2011. Visit www.estes.org/museum for more information.
The Estes Park Museum, located at 200 Fourth Street, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to collect, interpret and preserve local history, as well as to present exhibits, programs and events for the education and benefit of residents and visitors of all ages. For more information call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum’s website at www.estes.org/museum. Admission is free.