This May, cities and towns across the state will, once again, host events honoring Colorado’s past during Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. This year’s theme is “Pathways to Colorado’s Heritage,” and the entire month will feature plenty of free or modestly priced tours, exhibits, lectures, displays and events. There are many activities that the entire family can enjoy while exploring our great state. The experience can be as close as your local historical society, or may inspire a grand day trip in the mountains or plains.In Frisco: Night at the Museum, 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 7. The community and its visitors celebrate Preservation Month and the museum’s 27th anniversary at its annual open house, featuring refreshments, music, lectures, and historic tours, at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, 120 Main St. For more info: (970) 668-3428 or http://www.townoffrisco.comIn Red Cliff: 19th-century Eagle County “Efficient and Reliable Transportation” and Red Cliff Bridge. See a photographic display of transportation in 19th-century Red Cliff, the first county seat of Eagle County. Glimpse the photographic and narrative history of the beautiful arch bridge above the Eagle River and Denver and Rio Grande Western tracks on Hwy. 24 between Minturn and Leadville. Free; donations accepted to Historic Preservation, Town of Red Cliff. Located at Red Cliff Museum, 400 Pine St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, call (970) 827-5303.Documenting the past is the job of State Archaeologist Susan Collins, She also serves as the Director of the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society, and as Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. “The physical remains of our historic sites preserve the experiences, and tell us the stories, of those who have gone before, and so the staff of the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation creatively engages Coloradans and their guests in partnerships to discover, preserve and take pride in our architectural and archaeological resources,” Collins said. The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and the sponsors of Colorado’s Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month have provided a complete listing of 82 events that can be found by clicking the “Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month” link on the website http://www.coloradohistory-oahp.org.
Then HGTV is looking for you! Home & Garden Television’s (HGTV) “Bang for your Buck” is looking for fun and enthusiastic homeowners in the greater Summit County area now!Renovations must have taken place within the past three years on a budget ranging from $30,000 to $120,000.Each episode will tour three remodels at similar price points in the same city. We’ll bring in our design expert and real estate expert to determine how the renovation impacts each home’s value. We’ll also provide viewers with expert advice, answers on remodeling values and inspiring ideas for design.Taping will begin shortly, so if you’re interested, please apply immediately. Deadline to request application is fast approaching.Send photos of renovation and request an application at: Jennifer Jordon, email@example.com or call (303) 712-3135.
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