Grand County Historical Association faces changes, good and bad |

Grand County Historical Association faces changes, good and bad

There are good changes and some not-so-good changes at the Grand County Historical Association and the Museums.

Among the good changes are the project accomplishments made possible by individual and corporate donations and grant funding. We’re proud of the new entry and gift shop addition at Grand County/Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur and grateful for much needed repairs to the aging historical buildings.

Richard Hartman, Public Affairs Director of the Union Pacific Railroad Co., delivered the grant from the Union Pacific Foundation on June 3, and the money was put to immediate use replacing the roof on the recently acquired Kremmling Railroad Depot at Heritage Park Museum in Kremmling. The Historical Association is grateful for these and other donations making progress and operations possible.

The association has experienced some decline in operating revenue, as all organizations and government entities have, during this time of recession and is forced to make some adjustments in museum operations. The closing of the Cozens Stage Stop Museum on Jan. 1 was a not-so-good change, but the organization has been able to open it again on Saturdays for the rest of the summer. The Historical Association invites the community to meet Debbie Jordan, the Museum Assistant at Cozens.

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Other museums also have new employees – Jessie Baughar at Grand County/Pioneer Village Museum and Jim Wilson at Heritage Park Museum.

With the help of the volunteers at the Last Time ‘Round Thrift Store, the Heritage Park Museum in Kremmling will be open on Fridays and Saturdays for the summer.

Upcoming events are a Grand Opening for the new addition at Grand County/Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs on July 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. and the garage sale will once again be held at the Miller’s Mini Storage on County Road 84 on Aug. 22 and 23. Call 725-3939.

The Historical Association appreciates all its faithful members and supporters who help preserve the history of Grand County for the education of our present and future generations and the enjoyment of us all. Without the Grand County Historical Association many historical documents, photos and artifacts of Grand County would not be preserved.

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