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Estes Park’s Historic Lodges In Library Display

The historic lodges of Estes Park, past and present, are being celebrated this month in a special display in the lobby case at the Estes Valley Library. The exhibit was assembled from the personal collection of Suzanne Silverthorn, author of “Rocky Mountain Tour”.

For more than one hundred years, Estes Park’s hoteliers have formed long-lasting friendships with their guests. Today, many of the children and grandchildren of those earlier visitors make the pilgrimage to experience that same friendly hospitality and scenic beauty, as well as to reflect upon their fond memories of the lodges. Make plans to visit the Library’s lobby case to see a collection of photographs, menus, dinnerware, and other memorabilia from Longs Peak Inn, the Stanley Hotel, the Elkhorn Lodge, the Baldpate Inn, and the Bear Lake Lodge, among others. Artifacts from the lodges have been paired with books that detail the history of the properties and their contributions in the development of modern-day tourism in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
This exhibit will be on display only through Saturday, August 28, so residents, visitors and history buffs are encouraged to make a stop at the Library this week to see this special collection.

The historic lodges of Estes Park, past and present, are being celebrated this month in a special display in the lobby case at the Estes Valley Library. The exhibit was assembled from the personal collection of Suzanne Silverthorn, author of “Rocky Mountain Tour”.For more than one hundred years, Estes Park’s hoteliers have formed long-lasting friendships with their guests. Today, many of the children and grandchildren of those earlier visitors make the pilgrimage to experience that same friendly hospitality and scenic beauty, as well as to reflect upon their fond memories of the lodges. Make plans to visit the Library’s lobby case to see a collection of photographs, menus, dinnerware, and other memorabilia from Longs Peak Inn, the Stanley Hotel, the Elkhorn Lodge, the Baldpate Inn, and the Bear Lake Lodge, among others. Artifacts from the lodges have been paired with books that detail the history of the properties and their contributions in the development of modern-day tourism in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.This exhibit will be on display only through Saturday, August 28, so residents, visitors and history buffs are encouraged to make a stop at the Library this week to see this special collection.

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