Grand County Historical Association updates and events

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photo by Kim Cameron Serena Fanning, new Pioneer Village Museum Manager
photo by Kim Cameron Serena Fanning, new Pioneer Village Museum Manager

Grand County Historical Association Welcome Pioneer Village Museum Manager, Grand County Storytellers Series begins June 15, Pioneer Day School with Jo Ann Dunn, Pioneer Village and Cozens Ranch Now Open Sundays, Heritage Park FREE for Kremmling Days, Taste of History Date Announced.

Grand County Historical Association Welcome Pioneer Village Museum Manager
Grand County Historical Association welcomes Serena Fanning as the new Museum Manager at Pioneer Village in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado. Serena has joined the Grand County community from Greeley, CO bringing over 15 years of museum experience to Pioneer Village Museum and GCHA. Serena is excited to launch community events and children programs while bringing a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Masters in both Museum Studies and Business to the GCHA team. Please stop by Pioneer Village Wednesday – Sunday 10-4 to meet our newest addition. Serena can be reached at [email protected] org or 725-3939

Grand County Storytellers Series Starts June 15th
June 15, 2018 at Cozens Ranch join community members to share stories of “Summer in Grand County”. This is the first in a three part series providing the opportunity for local storytellers to share their experience of living in Grand County. This FREE series will continue July 13, 2018 with stories of “Family in the Fraser Valley” and will conclude August 10 with American Adventures.” If you have a tale to tell, please email [email protected] . Doors open at 5pm, storytellers begin at 6 pm. Bring your own refreshments.

Pioneer Day School with Jo Ann Dunn – “School days, school days, dear old golden rule days…”
Do you ever dream of what school was like 100 years ago in a one room schoolhouse? Grand County has an authentic one room schoolhouse in Pioneer Village in Hot Sulphur Springs. On Friday, July 6, children of elementary age will have an opportunity to experience what it would have been like in an early Grand County school. Taught by Jo Ann Dunn, who has led this program for 19 years in a one room schoolhouse in Jefferson County, the children will have a hands-on experience in our school. They will read from McGuffey Readers, write on slates with chalk, make lemonade and churned ice cream, and recite. The program runs from 10-3 on July 6. Free for GCHA members and $10 for non-members. Please call the museum at 970-725-3939 or email [email protected] org to make a reservation. Space is limited to the number of desks that we have in the school. If you have questions about the program, you may call Jo Ann Dunn at 303-503-5978.

Pioneer Village and Cozens Ranch Now Open Sundays
Pioneer Village in Hot Sulphur Springs and Cozens Ranch in Fraser have now updated their hours to Wednesday – Sunday 10-4. This expansion into the weekend is to accommodate all visitors and increase accessibility to the museums. Now open for the summer, Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum in Granby Friday & Saturday 11-2pm and Heritage Park Museum in Kremmling Friday & Saturday 10-4pm.

Heritage Park FREE for Kremmling Days – Join GCHA in celebrating Kremmling Days June 15- 17, 2018.
Admission to Heritage Park will be free. Come celebrate Kremmling. Taste of History Date Announced – GCHA is excited to announce the 2018 Taste of History annual fundraiser August 18, 2018 11-2pm at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park, Colorado. With the 2018,theme “Making History in Grand County, Past, Present and Future”, GCHA hopes to spurn themconversation of how the history of Grand County is relevant to the emerging future of our community over bottomless mimosas, scrumptious taste by local chefs, live music, spectacular art, auction, raffle and live auction.

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