Pagosa Springs Historical Museum to open for season May 16


By Frank Zellner
Special to The PREVIEW
The summer season for the Pagosa Springs Historical Museum will begin May 16.
The museum is celebrating this year’s opening with a hot dog and hamburger barbecue to be held in the museum parking lot. All are welcome to attend this event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 19.
The museum has long been a popular attraction for both the local residents and visitors from all over the country. The artifacts featured in the museum reflect the rich history of the Pagosa Springs valley. Through the years and continuing today, generous residents have donated their family heirlooms, furniture, documents and precious historical items.
These articles are beautifully displayed for the visitors’ enjoyment. Also available is a collection of beautiful quilts, handcrafted by our local quilt makers.
Loretta Ross, president of the board of directors, encourages all to visit the museum on an annual basis as the venue is always enhanced by new donations.
Ross said, “We are so grateful for the citizens and various business entities for their support of the museum over the years. Without you, this wonderful community treasure would not be possible.”
The Pagosa Springs Historical Museum is a nonprofit agency dedicated to preserving the area’s history and showcasing thousands of artifacts for the enjoyment of all who visit the museum.
As with any nonprofit agency, local volunteers are essential in maintaining the quality of its services. If you have some spare time and would like to volunteer at the museum, please drop by the museum and obtain the details for this opportunity.
We are fortunate to have long-time historian and curator Ann Oldham on hand at the museum. She is always delighted to enlighten the visitors about the articles on display.
The museum is located at 96 Pagosa St. (1st Street and U.S. 160) and is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. There is no admission price, but donations are always welcome.