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Events

The Estes Park Museum and the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. host several educational events throughout the year. Subscribe to receive e-announcements for upcoming events.

 

Tours of the Museum and the Historic Fall River Hydroplant may be arranged for groups of 10 people or more. Contact the Curator of Education for more information. All programs take place at the Estes Park Museum unless noted otherwise.

 
Monday,
 
April 7
from
 
1 - 2 p.m.
 
Meet Me @ The Museum
An explanation about the hermit of Hermit Park
 
 

Take part in a discussion that explores the history of Hermit Park located south of U.S. Highway 36 east of Estes 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 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.
 
 
Saturday,
 
April 12
from
 
3 - 4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connecting to Collections with Dana Echohawk
 

Artifacts are like passageways back into time. They tell the stories of our past. Dana Echohawk, Managing Director of "Colorado Connecting to Collections," will explain how the project honors the cultural heritage organizations that preserve the state's most treasured objects, photographs, documents, maps, art, and manuscripts.


Nominations for the 2013 "Top 10 Most Significant Artifacts" included a 1920 painting of Moraine Park by Charles Partridge Adams and the journals of the accomplished mountaineer, Albert Ellingwood and his summit of Longs Peak. Learn how these and other nominated artifacts collectively represent the diverse history of Colorado.


The Estes Park Museum aims to include one item from its collection in the 2014 competition. At the April 12 program a curator from the Museum will present the audience with up to three options to vote on behalf of the community. Participants will learn why the item was selected to represent Estes Park and Colorado state history. A paper ballot vote will take place following Echohawk's presentation and votes will be tallied by staff. The item with the most votes will be announced in the local newspapers the following week. Free admission; no reservations are necessary.

 

Sunday,
 
April 27
from
 
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 
Photo Preservation Drop-In Hours
 

On Sunday,  April 27 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. the Museum will offer space and instruction on how to organize a collection of your photographs in a format and design you will cherish for years to come.  Archival-quality “Heritage Book Starter Kits” are available for sale or simply bring in your own supplies and work with others in a fun and creative environment. 

 

This is a great time of year to make the effort to preserve your photographs. Staff is on hand to assist and make quality copies of images for you at $0.50 per sheet of paper. Cost is $5 for general admission or $3 for Members of the Museum Friends. No reservations are necessary.    The Museum will provide the space and supply tables, scissors, and a paper cutter. Participants are welcome to bring along their own materials or purchase other archival supplies in the Museum Shop. Plan to attend one afternoon or all three!  Museum staff is here to help.

 

Monday,
 
May 5
from
 
1 - 2 p.m.
 
 
 
Meet Me @ The Museum
 

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.

 

Saturday,
 
May 17
from
 
10 - 11:30 a.m.
 
Block Printing with Children and Families
 

In a special class led by Curator of Education Alicia Mittelman and Estes Park printmaker Tom Blaue children and their families will learn about the process of block printing. Participants will watch a demonstration by the artist; view historical works created by the late Estes Park artist Dorothy C. Scott, and make their own finished print suitable for framing.

 

Open to children ages five years and up. Cost is $3 per child and $5 per adult payable on the day of the program. Registration is encouraged as materials are limited; contact Alicia Mittelman at the Museum at amittelman@estes.org or call her at 970-577-3762 to sign-up today!

Monday,
 
June 2
from
 
1 - 2 p.m.
Meet Me @ The Museum
 

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.