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Colorado Gives Day — December 4, 2018

Give where you live: Support the Eagle County Historical Society on Dec. 4

  It takes more than beautiful scenery and great skiing to build a healthy community. The Eagle County Historical Society is among dozens of non-profit organizations in Eagle County that work hard every day providing quality-of-life services for locals and visitors. Programs include educational and health services, housing assistance and cultural enrichment.

   Eagle County Gives, a coalition of 50 local and worthy non-profits, will once again participate in Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, Dec. 4. This annual event simplifies philanthropic giving by providing a convenient on-line option for supporting local non-profits with a single website visit.

  Last year, the one-day event raised nearly $1 million for local organizations. Donors have the option of making contributions on the official Gives day, or scheduling donations in advance.

  Watch for posters, news articles, and sign -waiving volunteers in the roundabouts.  Take this opportunity to support your local community. Present and future generations will thank you.

  More information at eaglecogives.org.

 

Red Cliff Cemetery Tour

On Saturday, August 18th the Eagle County Historical Society presented a tour of the Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff, Colorado. A rainy day turned sunny and some of the most notable pioneers were around to tell their stories.

Mark Vodopich – Ben Hart
Jamie Harrison – Oscar Meyer
Janice Tonz- Lydia Tague
Taelia Jones – Tilly Strand
Coot Overcash – Doc Gilpin
Aiden (Nottingham) Woodworth – William Nottingham
Rich Perske, author – Fulford expert
Sarah Pounder – “Iris Meadows,” mining camp working girl …

 

Red Cliff Cemetery Tour August 18

On Saturday, August 18th the Eagle County Historical Society will present a tour of the Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff, Colorado. Actors will share the stories of Eagle County’s most memorable pioneers.

Red Cliff is the oldest town in the county. The first grave in the mountain cemetery dates back to 1880. Over 600 people are buried in the graveyard, including some of the most notable (and sometimes notorious) pioneers of the county.

The first tour will begin at 10 AM. The last tour will begin at 3:00 PM and end about 4:30.

Participants should be prepared for an approximate 90 minute tour, which will involve walking on uneven ground.

Tours will meet at the Red Cliff Town Hall 400 Pine Street, Red Cliff for check-in. Parking is available nearby.

The cemetery is located up the hill from the Town Hall. Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk up to the cemetery. Transportation will be available from the Town Hall for those who choose not to walk.

Advance tour tickets are $20. There is a discount for ECHS members using code RC2018 [case sensitive]. Reserve Your Tickets Here.

Please either print or have a mobile copy of your ticket.

On the day of the tour walk-up tickets are $25 – cash or check only.

Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended.