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Estes Park Museum To Offer Downtown History Tours

“Rush Hour” on Elkhorn Ave. Photo courtesy Estes Park Museum

“Rush Hour” on Elkhorn Ave. Photo courtesy Estes Park Museum

Abner Sprague was hired to plat the town in 1905 by Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company. Within weeks, lots along the street named “Elkhorn” were taken up and new businesses were planted. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today had put down roots. Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with Curator of Education Alicia Mittelman. During the tour, participants will explore historical photographs from the Museum’s collection. The photographs will aid in comparing the past to the present.

Identical tours offered on September 17 & 24 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10, payable by cash or check on the day of the tours. No reservations are necessary. Meet in Bond Park, downtown Estes Park.

Now through October 31, the 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. Current exhibits at the Museum include Beyond the Baldpate: The Photographic Works of Charles Mace, an exploration of photography, located in the National Park Service Headquarters building and Stories Under the Stars and Park Theatre in the Main Gallery. 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.

 

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