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Explore Major Historical Sites Of The Estes Valley & RMNP


On Monday, August 13 the Estes Park Museum is offering a caravan tour guided by Estes Park Historian Laureate Jim Pickering to various sites in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants will meet at the Museum at 9:00 a.m. and return by noon. The cost of the tour is $8 for Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. members and $12 for non‐members made payable by cash or check the day of the tour. Space is limited to 26 people and registration is now open. Call the Museum’s general line at 970‐586‐6256.

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park is included with the tour. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, snacks, and to wear comfortable footwear.

Jim Pickering is a professor of English at the University of Houston and is the author of numerous books on Estes Park history. He serves as an Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation Inc. board member and was honored as the Estes Park Historian Laureate in 2006 by the Town of Estes Park. The tour will include stops at the Estes Family memorial, the site of Steads Ranch in Moraine Park, the Hupp family burial site, Hondius Ranch and other sites significant to early Estes Park history.

The Museum 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.

 

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