Barney Ford House open for tours
BRECKENRIDGE – The Barney Ford House Museum honors Barney L. Ford, an escaped slave who prospered and became a prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights pioneer in Colorado. In 1880, Ford became the first black businessman in Breckenridge when he opened Ford’s Restaurant and Chop House.Two special exhibits are up now at the museum in Breck. “African American Women Settle the Wild West” is an inspiring photograph exhibit that tells the stories of Colorado’s African American Pioneers. This exhibit closes Friday. “A Moment in Time: Paintings of Breckenridge, Past & Present by Ann T. Weaver” tells of Breck’s history through watercolors and the paintings are available for sale.Know who Aunt Clara Brown was? Ask your guide during your visit to the museum.Admission is free, with donations accepted. The museum is located at 111 E. Washington Ave., in Breckenridge. Call (970) 453-5761 for more information.Museum Hours• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday• Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
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