Carbondale Historical Society

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    State and local libraries assist historians

    The Carbondale Historical Society was recently invited, along with Garfield County’s other cultural heritage institutions, to attend a seminar hosted by Garfield County Libraries District (GCPLD) Executive Director Jamie LaRue. The seminar took place on Sept. 26 at the Glenwood Springs Library, and focused on the digitization ofread more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Sept. 29, 2022

    Sculpt a spud

    The 113th Potato Day, themed “Marble Mash” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial, kicks off Friday, Sept. 30, with a Community Contra Dance at the Third Street Center. See this week’s community calendar for a schedule of additional Potato Day events. Care to… read more →

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    Potato Day’s 2022 mash-up grows engagement

    For 112 years, through two pandemics, ‘Bonedalers have harkened the fall with a celebration of spuds. At the time of the very first Potato Day, 1910, Eugene Grubb had just published his book, “The Potato” and Irish immigrant Thomas McClure’s red variety, unique to this valley, was gaining national prestige.… read more →

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    ‘Flashback’ returns to the RFV

    Once upon a time — in 1989, to be precise — the lights of Hollywood followed hotshots Kiefer Sutherland and the late Dennis Hopper to the Roaring Fork Valley to shoot a film called “Flashback.” 

    The movie is about a fictional hippie activist, Huey Walker (Hopper), who is being… read more →

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    Carbondale Historical Society celebrates "Our Hattie"

    Sue Gray, executive director of the Carbondale Historical Society (CHS), called it “a small gathering to celebrate our Hattie.” On the evening of June 9, the group gathered in the side yard next to the Thompson House Museum to celebrate Hattie Thompson Holland’s 155th birthday.

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    Anillos de abeto azul cuentan nuestra historia común

    Carbondale Historical Society ha instalado una pieza del abeto azul plantado fuera del Thompson House, casa de la familia pionera, hace 120 años. Los anillos del árbol son marcados para demostrar grandes momentos históricos que ocurrieron durante la vida de ese árbol. La instalación educativa por artista Johnread more →

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    Una historia breve de Carbondale y los ríos Crystal y Roaring Fork

    En julio 1865, Horace Greeley, un editor para el New York Tribune, dijo famosamente, “Vaya al oeste, joven, y crece con la nación.” Miles de Americanos siguieron su consejo y viajaban al oeste en búsqueda de oro, tierra fértil para cultivar, o simplemente para huir del destrozo de la guerra… read more →

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    “This I Remember” tapes return to Carbondale

    An elusive collection of cassette tapes containing historical interviews of Carbondale’s early residents and conducted by the late Mary Ferguson for her KDNK show “This I Remember” has landed in the care of the Carbondale Historical Society. 

    The tapes have been highly sought after for several years because they… read more →

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    A stroll in Sopris Park

    Eric Brendlinger, Carbondale’s Director of Parks and Recreation, reports that Carbondale now has a total of 26 parks. Some are large and some are small, but Carbondale’s 3.9-acre Sopris Park is generally regarded as the crown jewel by virtue of both its location and the numerous community events… read more →