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Greetings from Mt. Sopris Historical Society!
February 2015 Newsletter
In Memory
Since "Your Story is Our History" commenced in the fall of 2013, several members of the program have passed away and are pictured in the banner above. From left to right they are Clifford Duncan, Bill Fender, Guido Bagette and Dusty Hill. Each man kindly shared their memories and experiences of life in the Roaring Fork and Crystal River Valley and by doing so expanded our understating of the unique events and characters that have shaped our community. Each story was different but all were inspirational, all were instructive. These men belonged to a generation that is now passing swiftly. To hear their stories and other Valley Elders Stories click here (Clifford Duncan and Dusty Hill's interviews will be available summer of 2015.)This important project was made possible by a generous grant from The Garfield County Board of Commissioners and was produced in collaboration with Walter Gallacher of "Immigrant Stories."
Local Historic Site Map Wins State Award
History Colorado presented the Josephine Miles Award to the 4 Rivers Historic Alliance for its new Historic Site Map. The Award is given annually to the individual, organization, or museum in Colorado which has made a major contribution to the advancement of Colorado History.
Darrell Munsell of the 4 Rivers Historic Alliance and Vice President of the Mt. Sopris Historical Society attended the presentation ceremony in Denver to accept the award on behalf of the alliance.
The 4 Rivers Historical Alliance is a local organization comprised of twelve museums and historical sites ranging from Aspen to Marble and Eagle to Parachute, Colorado and was recognized by the state for creating a regional map aimed at historical tourism. The Mt. Sopris Historical Society is a member of 4 Rivers Historical Alliance and is pleased to now make this award winning map available electronically. To view and download click here. The map is also available for pick up at the Carbondale Branch Library.
Historical Society Joins Tourism Council
The Mt. Sopris Historical Society is pleased to Join the Tourism Council of Carbondale! Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our community's unique assets the Historic Society looks forward to helping further stimulate local tax dollars through increased visitorship.
Free Movies & Popcorn!
"Roaring Fork Goes to The Movies" features family-friendly films that were made in and around Carbondale. Movies will be presented on the third Saturday of the month from February through April at the Carbondale Branch Library in the Calaway Community Room and begin at 2pm. Join us as we take a delightful journey into our communities not so distant past!

"Customized" Pottery Classes at the Old Jail House
Local potter Michelle Zinanti is offering "One-Night Clay Gatherings" at the Harvest Pottery Studio and Gallery now situated in the Old Jail House adjacent to the Historical Society Log Cabin on the corner of Weant Blvd. & Hwy #133 in Carbondale. Come with your friends (4-6 adults) and learn how to make unique clay mugs, tiles, beads and bowls inspired by the organic shapes of local plants and vegetables. Michelle provides the clay, tools, instruction, firing and glazing. You bring appetizers, beverages and good company. Don't miss out on this special opportunity to spend an evening of fun and creativity with your friends in the Old Carbondale Jailhouse where art and history intersect. $25/hour per participant.
To schedule a "One Night Clay Gathering"
please contact Michelle directly
at (970) 963-2550
To learn more click here
Recipes from the Thompson House Kitchen
The Thompson House Museum is a turn of the century ranch house situated in the heart of Carbondale. One of only a handful of historic house museums in the country whose contents are original to its structure, the Thompson House Kitchen offers a unique look at traditional cooking practices and recipes that can still be enjoyed today.
In celebration of Valentines Day this month's featured recipe is Lemon Sponge Pie!
For information about The Thompson House click here
To print recipe, click here.
Profiles in Partnership
Profiles in Partnership is a Mt. Sopris Historical Society initiative dedicated to the individuals and organizations throughout our community who have donated their time, talent and resources to the historical society making it possible for us to realize our mission. This month we thank The Rebekah Lodge of Carbondale for their second annual donation of $1,000. We are very appreciative! (Photo below, from left to right; Niellie Lajoy, Ann Samuelson, Louise Holgate, Linda Criswell, Margaret McCann, Emma Natal, Donna Natal, Beth White)
Mt. Sopris Historical Society
Chartered in 1984, The Mt Sopris Historical Society (MSHS) began with a group of concerned citizens, some of them descendants from original homesteading families. They felt an urgent need to preserve Carbondale’s historic buildings and the stories of its early residents. The MSHS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and the Executive Director coordinates the activities of the organization and its three museum properties.
Mt. Sopris Historical Society | PO Box 2 | Carbondale, CO 81623
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