Acquisition Recognition

Acquisition Recognition

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“On Your Feet, Tiger Fans!” Today is National Sports Day! The museum received a bittersweet acquisition this month on behalf of the family of Don Packard, our favorite Cañon City Tiger. Mr. Packard passed away in September, leaving behind a legacy, and slogan, that will live on in Cañon City history. For his 90th birthday, […]

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National Fossil Day

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Today, October 14, is National Fossil Day which is “an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.”[1] Here at the museum, we’ve decided to share one of our fossils that is full of mystery. Charles D. Walcott was the leading expert […]

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Fossil Friday

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Evidence of marine life is frequently found in Colorado despite its position as a land-locked state. During the Cretaceous Period, a shallow inland sea known as the Western Interior Seaway split North America in two. During this time, Colorado was either partially or completely underwater, allowing marine life to thrive. One prehistoric animal that made […]

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Just Grand

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Along the wall in the middle gallery of the museum stands a piano with carved cabriole legs and a hinged top. The piano was purchased by Gene Adams of Salida before being sold to Laura Huntley. Huntley donated her extensive collection to the museum in 1974, including this piano. The piano was made by the […]

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The Royal Order of Brothers of the Brush

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The Centennial Celebration of Cañon City was marked with many different activities, events, and contests. One such event was a beard growing contest as part of the observance. It was put on by the Cañon City Jaycee Chapter with Rob Sandner as chairman. Those that grew beards were members of the Royal Order of Brothers […]