Sales have been brisk for the newly-released and newly-revised edition of “Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then and Now.” Books are in stock at the Estes Park Museum Shop. located at 220 4th Street. This hardback edition is 444 pages, printed on high-quality glossy paper, and makes for an excellent addition to the home libraries of anyone with a passion for Estes Park’s beauty and history, as well as a perfect option for gift giving. The book is the work of three authors: Dr. James Pickering, who wrote the book’s historical text, and Mic Clinger and Derek Fortini, who captured the “now” photographs.
There will be a free presentation this Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m at the Estes Park Museum. This program will focus especially on areas inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The program content is different from the previous Then & Now programs held this summer. Following the talk, attendees will have a special opportunity to get their books personally autographed by all three authors. The Museum Friends will serve treats and light refreshments.
Completely redesigned from the 2006 edition (which is now out-of-print), the Revised Edition explores the town and valley by comparing historic photographs-many published here for the first time-with images of those same locations taken very recently. The book features nearly 500 images of the Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park area.
The public is invited to visit the Estes Park Museum Shop to browse the new edition. Copies are for sale at $59.95. Current and new members of the Friends of the Museum receive a 10% discount on their purchase. The Shop is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Once expenses for the publication are paid, all proceeds will go to support the construction of the future Collections & Research Facility to be built next door to the current Museum. All three authors of the Revised Edition have donated all their time and future royalties to go toward this cause.
The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, outreach, and special projects and events.