CHA hosts annual fundraiser, Taste of History, on August 17

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photo by Matt Veraldo | photo by Matt Veraldo
photo by Matt Veraldo |

Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) has worked diligently for almost 50 years to preserve the heritage and history from which our community has grown. Our four museums house artifacts that are available to educate the public on the rich history of our area, from Paleoindians of 10,000 years ago to the pioneers that settled, despite the cold, to the invention of the Bradley Packer that redefined the ski industry.

To meet our mission of preserving artifacts and educating the public, we offer free admission to Grand County students. This means that every pre-school, rec center program and school field trip is free for the children of Grand County. This summer, we offered two summer internships for high school students and hosted two Pioneer Day School Camps in addition to numerous other rec center and preschool groups. We partner with the community by offering free admission during Hot Sulphur Days and Kremmling Days, participating as a stop for Trick or Treating in Hot Sulphur Springs, and hosting monthly exhibits for local artists in Fraser. GCHA also hosts many diverse programs for adults
and children, including partnering with Fraser Elementary and Snow Mountain YMCA to bring Owen Briggs author of “Doc Susie, My Neighbor”, and a monthly book club.

The 2019 Taste of History celebrates our pioneering families of Grand County as an acknowledgment to the 100 year anniversary of the Pioneer Society of Grand County. The Pioneer Society included members of the original homesteading families and acted as the parent organization of Grand County Historical Association.

Taste of History supports 15% of our annual budget, allowing GCHA to continue providing low to no-cost programs for the residents of Grand County, from Winter Park to Kremmling. We are able to do all of this while also acting as an attraction for Heritage and Cultural tourism. Play a role in supporting education, history, culture, and heritage in Grand County by attending the 2019 Taste of History on August 17 with all of your friends. Enjoy a champagne brunch and silent and live auctions in addition to great company. Auction items include trips to Africa and Disney World, his and hers bikes, artwork by Pem Dunn and Karen Vance, jewelry by P. Anastasia Gentle of the Gentle Design and a stay in Page, Arizona donated by Monica Anderson.

Join GCHA and be a part of preserving our heritage, history, culture, and community! Buy your tickets to the 2019 Taste of History at www.grandcountyhistory.org , email [email protected] , or call 970-725-3939. You can also stop by any GCHA museum during our normal hours of operation.

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