May 30, 2024

Pressure, preservation, and the path forward

Preservation is a key part of our mission at Breckenridge History. But what does preservation really mean?

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March 16, 2024

Why Museums Matter

Breckenridge History joined the American Alliance of Museums in emphasizing why museums matter at Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

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January 29, 2024

What’s in store in 2024

Learn what’s in store in 2024 for Breckenridge History. The year ahead will include exciting new programs and museum updates.

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January 02, 2024

2023 Year in Review How do you sum up a year’s accomplishments? For some, it’s the numbers that matter most: 24 fantastic employees who make everything possible. They staff our sites, guide tours, hikes, and snowshoes, and bring Breckenridge’s history to...
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Interior photo of the Giger Barn with the new Land of Glittering Gold exhibit
June 18, 2023

Making History Happen: A new exhibit at Lomax

During the month of May we were all about making history happen with a new exhibit at Lomax and other adventures.

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May 06, 2023

Connect with history even when the museums are closed

There are plenty of ways to the connect with history even when the museums are closed in Breckenridge, including hikes and digital adventures.

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March 24, 2023

The Ten Mile Range and the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument

Softly undulating along Breckenridge’s western horizon, the Ten Mile Range marks the boundary of the Upper Blue River Valley. Towering above the town of Breckenridge, iconic Peak 8 is as immediately recognizable as the Matterhorn is to Zermatt…

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March 22, 2023

Women as Tall as Our Mountains: Biographical Sketches by Local Women

I would call this little book “small but mighty”! This compilation of mini-biographies of pioneer Summit County women was a project of our local Summit County chapter of P.E.O. (P.E.O. is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in…

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October 04, 2021

A Community Interred: Historic Valley Brook Cemetery in Breckenridge

Valley Brook Cemetery reveals the history of a mountain community that enjoyed booms and endured busts of a remote mining town.

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September 01, 2021

Time Travel at the Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum

Discover new exhibits at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and travel back in time to explore Main Street in 1888.

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June 28, 2021

Washington Mill Exhibit

What happens after ore is extracted from the mountain? Check out the mill exhibit in Breckenridge to learn more and see authentic equipment.

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Exterior photo of the Barney Ford Museum
June 09, 2021

New Research on Barney Ford Changes the Story Again

New research on the life and legacy of Barney Ford leads BHA to update our museum and interpretation.

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February 16, 2021

Rocky Mountain PBS to premiere Colorado Experience: Mr. Barney Ford

On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7 pm, Rocky Mountain PBS will premiere Colorado Experience: Mr. Barney Ford, a 56-minute documentary…

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Interior photo of the Barney Ford parlor room.
June 07, 2019

Top Three History Museums in Breckenridge

Enjoy a wide variety of subjects from natural to ski history at the top three free history museums in Breckenridge.

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Interior of the boarding house on Iowa Hill
May 23, 2019

Unexpected fun in Breckenridge

Unexpected fun awaits in Breckenridge with these historic sites and adventures. Families can also enjoy great photo opportunities.

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