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Estes Park Museum Community Case Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Estes Park Duck Race

Museum-sign_5140The Community Case, located in the foyer of the Estes Park Museum, now features a display celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Estes Park’s Duck Race. The Estes Park Duck Race is a community‐wide event held annually on the first Saturday in May. The 25th Duck Race, held on May 4th, 2013, continues a tradition started in 1989 to support the local charities of the Estes valley. Museum staff worked closely with Rotarians Marcia Logan and TeresaMaria Widawski who collected memorabilia from their fellow Rotary Club members and gathered information and data to support the interpretation in the exhibit.

Items on display include some of the earliest posters advertising the event, photographs, pins, a bottle of Just Ducky Wattle Wheat beer produced by the Estes Park Brewery, and, of course, ducks. The Rotary Club of Estes Park facilitates the race for charitable organizations and only retains $1 of each $20 adoption fee to help cover operating expenses. In addition to the anniversary, 2013 will be a milestone year for the Duck Race, as the $2 million mark in cumulative proceeds returned to more than 60 local charities over 25 years is realized. All are welcome to view the display case in the lobby and Duck Race tickets are for sale in the Museum Shop.

museum-DuckColoredSmallLocated at 200 Fourth Street, the Estes Park Museum’s winter hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 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 Admission to the gallery is free.

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