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Breckenridge’s Edwin Carter Museum Wins Awards

The Edwin Carter Museum, which reopened in May 2009, after a 16-month-long overhaul, recently received two prestigious awards for the redesign of the 1875 museum.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance was honored to accept the 2009 Caroline Bancroft History Award, presented by the Colorado Historical Society. Since 1998, Colorado Historian Caroline Bancroft has provided monetary awards to Colorado organizations making major contributions to the advancement of Colorado history.

The American Association of Museums, a nationwide organization that represents more than 3,000 institutions, named the Edwin Carter Museum as the winner of this year’s “Excellence in Exhibition” competition. The award recognizes the writing of the museum’s exhibit text panels, which tell the story of Edwin Carter’s life as a miner, naturalist, scientist and taxidermist.

The Edwin Carter Museum is currently open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free.


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