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Stanley Museum Welcomes New Local Trustee


Staff and members were delighted to welcome local Estes Park resident Dennis Hedley aboard as a new Stanley Museum trustee. Dennis has long been familiar with the museum, helping at the museum, and actively participating in the local Steam Team for quite some time.

Dennis loves working on the Stanley Steam cars and says he is looking forward to learning even more about them. “Each steam car is different,” he tells museum visitors. Dennis’ wife Joanne is also active in the Stanley museum, regularly volunteering hours in the museum, as well as running her Jeep as the support vehicle for the Stanley Steamers when they are out and about.

Dennis is happy to take on the serious job of museum trustee. He is looking forward to teaching classes on the Stanley Steam Automobile, as well as driving the museum’s 1909 model R around Estes Park for people to enjoy. He particularly looks forward to taking the steam car out to Good Samaritan Village for their yearly September visit.

“It really makes their day,” Dennis says of giving some folks rides in the steam car.

Dennis is also serving on the committee for the Estes Park Steam Car Tour in June of 2009. Steam cars are coming from as far away as England for the tour. Dennis and his wife Joanne are proud to be residents of Estes Park, calling it their “little piece of paradise.”

They look forward to helping the Stanley Museum grow and prosper in Estes Park. The Stanley Museum is a nonprofit, 501-3c organization. Its mission is to promote ingenuity and creativity in adults and children.

The Stanley museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment. Ghost Story Hour is offered every Saturday at 2 p.m. Admission for the story hour is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Museum members are always free. The Stanley Museum is located in Lower Stanley Village, just behind the Chocolate Factory. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information call 970-577-1903.

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