The Frisco Historic Park & Museum reopened Thursday, April 17, marking the completion of refinishing the floors in the historic schoolhouse and following significant “spring cleaning.”
The schoolhouse was originally built to house a saloon, but later contained Frisco’s second school, according to a town of Frisco news release. The schoolhouse holds one of the most interesting and popular displays in the Frisco Museum & Park, a diorama of Frisco complete with an operational train.
“It feels great to have restored the schoolhouse floor back to a gleaming and beautiful condition,” said Frisco Museum director Simone Belz in the release. “That floor likely has been through a lot, and I can’t say I’ve resisted the temptation to surf around in my clean socks and enjoy a quick cruise.
“Now we feel ready to host all the great programs we have on the calendar for this spring and summer.”
In addition to completing the floor refinishing, officials announced a slate of summer events, including:
• Bill’s Ranch Walking Tour, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 26
— Longtime Bill’s Ranch resident, Judy Anderson, will guide participants through a historic walking tour of Frisco’s Bill’s Ranch community. Reservations are required.
• Night at the Museum, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16
— The Frisco Historic Park & Museum will host their annual community open house to celebrate Colorado’s Preservation month. There will be light refreshments, tours and live music.
• Wednesday Lunchtime Lectures, Noon Wednesdays beginning June 11 through Aug. 27
— The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series will feature 12 presentations held at the Historic Park every Wednesday during the summer. Seating is limited and guests are advised to arrive early.
• Historic tour of the town of Frisco, 10 a.m. Fridays on June 20 and July 18
— Participants are invited to meet at the Schoolhouse Museum at 120 Main Street for a talk and walk back in time to discover the history of Frisco’s Main and Galena streets.
• Frisco Founder’s Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 5
— Guests are invited to experience Frisco’s heritage at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum and celebrate Frisco’s history. This event features gold panning, burro rides, costumed reenactments, interpretive tours, refreshments and live music in the gazebo.
• Ladies of the Wild West — The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely, 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10
— A chance to gather with Dr. Colorado, Mark Twain and some local Frisco Belles to be regaled and uplifted with tales of the brave and comely ladies of the Wild West at The Blue Spruce Inn, aka the Old Town Steakhouse and Saloon, 20 Main St. Refreshments will be served and libations are encouraged.
• Night at the Museum — Meet the Author, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29
— Guests are invited to experience a splendid, after-hours summer evening at the museum with children’s book author Dr. Sandra Mather. Mather will share tales of history in her new publication titled “Historic Footprints – A Picture Book for Young Readers.” There will be a reception with light refreshments in the museum.
For more information regarding the Frisco Historic Park & Museum and its programs, visit www.FriscoHistoricPark.com or call 668-3428.