Give the gift of Grand County history this Christmas |

Give the gift of Grand County history this Christmas

The history of Grand County is a very important part of all of our lives. We have the lifestyle of the present partly because of what pioneers had in the past. All of us should be aware of the hardships and happiness that went into the process of getting here.

The Grand County Historical Association has been helping to preserve and protect the wonderful things we enjoy about Grand County today.

The items in our museum shops make wonderful Holiday gifts. I invite all of you to call (970) 725-3939 to check for open hours and then plan a visit to the gift shop at Cozens Ranch Museum or Pioneer Village Museum in Fraser and Hot Sulphur Springs.

Dr. Blacks’ book “Island in the Rockies” is the best history of Grand County that has ever been written. It has a special interest in the railroad as it crossed the county.

There are plenty of books on hand and there should be one on every coffee table in Grand County. Your family and special visitors are sure to be interested.

Bob Petersons’ book “The Sheriff Takes a Walk” is available. This is a delightful fiction story based around the factual way of old-time law enforcement. We also have his book called “The Snows of Yesteryear.” This is a collection of short stories about events he remembers from the Fraser Valley as a young man. A very easy read for young people, as well as older folks who might like to remember.

These books as well as Journals about Grand County are available. The Journals have been written by some of Grand County’s pioneers as they recall events and people as our way of life developed. They represent times of the Indians followed by the Settlers and Homesteaders in all parts of Grand County. Many other books are also available.

Most of our store items may be purchased for less than $20. So, please give this a thought when you are needing and looking for those last minute special gifts.

Also, when young people you know come for school trips through the museums they all say they want to come back and spend time reading all the signs and stories. So, maybe a day while they are on holiday vacations would be a good time for them to bring their parents and guests.

Call for open days and hours: (970) 725-3939. Come learn some Grand County history.

Yvonne Knox

President, Grand County Historical Association

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