Monday, January 9, 2012

Moving to Facebook

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The museum received a collection of fascinating items from a Durango native yesterday. The Durango Herald-Democrat from February 8, 1948 announced "Feminine Fashions for Spring", and we have one of the dresses that was featured on the front page and a photograph of the model. We also acquired the bomber jacket and dress uniform (Class A) of the fiance of the model, a World War II pilot who was killed in action over Burma, along with the official telegram, letter, and posthumous Medal of Honor given to his family. These items speak of both the stress of a gruesome war and the excitement of post-war consumerism during the 1940s, which even this small mountain town felt and experienced firsthand.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Two of our awesome gardening volunteers Amber and her dog Guinness.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dr. Helen Ruth Aspaas stands beside her grandparents' third phase Chief-style blanket. See third post below for information about the preparation of the blanket for exhibit.

Roses of all shapes and sizes are gracing the front of the museum building and making the summer heat a little more easy to bear.