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Votes for Women!

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It’s been 241 years since Abigail Adams asked her husband John Adams to “remember the ladies” in a letter dated March 31, 1776. It’s also been 241 years since the Founding Fathers declared “all men are created equal” and conveniently forgot the ladies. It was another 144 years before that equality in regards to voting […]

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Can you help us?

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Sometimes here at museum we find things we don’t know much about. Remember, we’ve been around since 1928. That’s a lot of time to collect things! So we thought we’d reach out for a little help. Does anyone have any idea what these were for or where they might be from? On one ribbon is […]

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Exhibit Opening – "Around the World in 80 Artifacts"

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Are you ready to travel the world without even having to leave the state? If so, stop by the museum this Friday, August 4 between 5:00-7:00 PM during First Friday to see our new exhibit “Around the World in 80 Artifacts”! These artifacts illustrate the diverse history of Fremont County and which objects people considered […]

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What's in a Name?

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A question that pops up frequently here is how to pronounce Cañon City. Occasionally the tilde (the little squiggly line above the n) is dropped which leads to confusion. Cañon, pronounced the same way as the English spelling, simply means canyon in Spanish. The name makes sense when you think of the city’s close proximity […]

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National Day of the American Cowboy

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The 13th annual National Day of the American Cowboy is this Saturday July 22nd and Colorado has certainly had our fair share of cowboys and cowgirls. The National Day of the Cowboy is set aside to “celebrate the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.” The origins of the American cowboy […]