Television writer Kevin Holten and his crew from RFD-TV (a cable television network with an emphasis on rural lifestyles) spent several days at the 2018 Eagle County Fair last year, shooting scenes celebrating Eagle County’s rural history and traditions. The show, “Special Cowboy Moments” aired for the first time Wednesday, May 22. You’ll find a lot of Eagle County history and some familiar faces in this program. Several of the interviews were filmed in our history museum. The length of the program (including advertising) is 28 minutes, so give yourself some time and enjoy!
The Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle County Historical Society will lead a hike to the historic stone quarry at the Horn Ranch on Thursday, May 30, noon – 2 p.m. Learn about the Horn Ranch conservation project, and Historical Society President Kathy Heicher will share the history of the early ranch and the colorful characters that lived there.
The moderate hike is about two miles round trip and gains several hundred feet in elevation. Wear sturdy shoes and bring sunscreen and water. No dogs.
The tour is limited to the first 20 people who RSVP to the Land Trust at [email protected] or call (970) 748-7654.
A tour is also scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – noon.
These popular tours have limited space, and fill up quickly. Early reservations are recommended.
Directions and liability waivers will be forwarded upon registration.
We had great fun honoring one of our favorite historians, Jaci Spuhler, with the Nimon-Walker Award on Sunday. Grand County historian Kathy Naples portrayed the pioneer physician Doc Susie. There was even a mini Doc Susie in the room! Thanks to everybody who helps to preserve our colorful Eagle County History.