Headline from 1880 Rocky Mountain News stating "The Chinese notified by the miners that they 'must go'"
April 27, 2023

Our Collective History: Confronting difficult histories

One of our new blog post categories is Our Collective History, but what does that really mean? When we think about history, there are specific events, ideas, and people who have helped to shape eras and places in…

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April 08, 2022

Saloons in Breckenridge

Probably no business establishment on the mining frontier played a more important role than the saloon.  Whiskey, the primary refreshment sold in the saloons, arrived in what became Summit County during the reign of the mountain men (1820-1850). …

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February 22, 2022

Myth-busting: The True Story of Barney Ford

Mr. Barney L. Ford’s story changed completely in spring 2021 when the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance received a new primary source document.

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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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