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Meet Me @ The Museum – An Explanation About The Hermit Of Hermit Park

Museum Director Derek Fortini to lead the next Meet Me @ the Museum presentation about the history of Hermit Park.

Museum Director Derek Fortini to lead the next Meet Me @ the Museum presentation about the history of Hermit Park.

On Monday, April 7 take part in a discussion that explores the history of Hermit Park located south of U.S. Highway 36 east of Estes Park. There are many questions, and just as many stories, about Hermit Park. Was there really a hermit that lived there? Who was he? Is it true that he was lynched for livestock rustling? Join Director and Curator of Exhibits Derek Fortini as he presents initial research discovering who “Dutch Louie” was, how he became known as a “hermit,” and how his life ended. No reservations are necessary for this free program from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Museum Meeting Room.

Meet Me @ The Museum encourages all of us to be curious about the history of sites, events, and those who came before us in Estes Park. Museum staff will aim to include the community in their local history findings once a month. Discussions will be on-site at the Museum or participants may assemble at the Museum and then embark by foot, bike or caravan to other location(s) in the Estes valley. Get involved with the Museum staff’s topic of choice by participating in Meet Me @ the Museum events on the first Monday of every month.

Located at 200 Fourth Street, the Estes Park Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 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 to the gallery is free.

 

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