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Kids And Their Families Invited To Hand Color Reproductions Of Historic Cards

On Saturday, November 22, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. the Estes Park Museum will host a workshop by local artist Cheryl Pennington. Children of all ages and their parents are invited to join the artist as she demonstrates the art of hand-coloring on reproductions of classic Thanksgiving and Christmas greeting cards from her grandmother’s personal collection, circa 1910.  Space is limited and reservations are required by calling the Museum at 577-3762.

The program is free to the public and sponsored by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc.   Included with each free registration are three black- and-white greeting cards for coloring, envelopes, the use of the artist’s colored pencils and refreshments.

Pennington’s historic black and white Christmas cards are also available for sale in the Museum shop for $4.95.  Each limited edition set includes 5 different greeting cards and envelopes.  They make a great activity for kids and can be shared with friends and family throughout the holiday season.  The Museum is located at 200 4th Street and is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. through the month of April.

Cheryl Pennington, originally from Emporia, Kansas, received her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado. She taught physical education and coached swimming, tennis and track in Niwot and Longmont, Colorado. After retiring from her teaching career, Cheryl pursued her interest in black-and-white photography and developed her talent for hand-coloring them with oil paints and colored pencils.  This was a common practice before the advent of color film. Cheryl hand-colors her own images as well as reproductions of historic photos.  Her work is featured in recent books such as the Rocky Mountain Nature Association’s Rocky Mountain Rustic and YMCA of the Rockies – Reflections, Traditions & Vision.

The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to collect, interpret and preserve local history, as well as 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 586-6256 or visit the Museum’s website at www.estesnet.com/Museum.

The Museum is located at 200 4th Street and is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. through the month of April.  Admission is always free.

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