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Turn of century material needed for children’s exhibit

BRECKENRIDGE – The Summit Historical Society is installing the exhibit “A Child’s Life – Turn of the Century” at its Main Street Museum. The exhibit does not open until Nov. 1, but the call is going out for artifacts.

The exhibit will depict several aspects of life in the 1890-1910 period through the eyes of Summit County’s children.

The exhibit will feature five individual “views” or vignettes of life during the turn of the century including schooling, health care, winter life, winter sports, children at play, chores at home and children at work.

The exhibit is being funded through a grant from the Summit Foundation that will be used to build sets and to purchase lighting, audio equipment and similar exhibit enhancements.

The Historical Society is seeking artifacts, photographs and documents relating to the life of turn-of-the-century children. Anyone willing to lend or donate material can call Karen Fischer at (970) 453-9022.

The Main Street Museum is a project jointly sponsored by the Summit Historical Society and Grand Timber Lodge. It is located at 111 S. Main St.

Summit Historical Society intends to use the Main Street Museum as the launch site for traveling exhibits that will be shown throughout the county in other, similar museum facilities for six- to eight-month runs.

Discussions are currently under way with sponsors in other locations.

The first such exhibit was entitled “Transportation in Early Summit County,” while the current exhibit is entitled “Booze, Brothels and Baptism – Life and Leisure at 10,000 Feet.”

Team Summit’s annual ski swap Friday through Sunday

BRECKENRIDGE – Team Summit will host its annual ski swap Friday through Sunday at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.

Skiers, boarders and other winter-sports enthusiasts can browse through and purchase new and used equipment, clothing, race gear and accessories.

A portion of the proceeds go es to Team Summit.

Team Summit provides year-round alpine and freestyle ski and snowboard programs with an emphasis on team participation, goal-setting and a lifelong involvement in snow sports.

For more information, contact Team Summit at (970) 968-2318, ext. 40010

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