Carter birthday party today |

Carter birthday party today

Daily News staff report

The Summit Historical Society will be holding its annual Carter birthday party at the 1875 Edwin Carter Museum in Breckenridge from noon to 4 p.m. today. The Carter Museum is located at 111 N. Ridge Street in Breckenridge. Edwin Carter was born in Oneida, N.Y., in 1830 and came to Colorado in 1859 as a prospector in the Colorado Gold Rush. Carter arrived in Breckenridge in 1868. Shortly thereafter, Carter, being a naturalist at heart, gave up prospecting and devoted his life to preservation. His goal was to collect all specimens of Rocky Mountain wildlife and keep them in the museum for future generations. Carter is affectionately called “Breckenridge’s Log Cabin Naturalist” for his love of Rocky Mountain wildlife. The Carter birthday party is a free event and will include historical tours by an Edwin Carter impersonator, cake, light refreshments and activities for the kids. Have your child bring their favorite stuffed animal just for fun and win a prize! For more information, call the Summit Historical Society at (970) 453-9022 or go to the Web site at

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