Celebrate history: Ski films, Red Onion fun and more
An Easter Sunday egg hunt will kick off Celebrate History Week – a chance for residents and visitors to take in a bit of Aspen’s history, courtesy of the Aspen Historical Society.The week will also feature a night of classic ski film footage, a chance to step back in time at the Red Onion, and opportunities to check out the Wheeler-Stallard House museum and its archives, as well as the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum.Tomorrow’s egg hunt, on the grounds of the Wheeler-Stallard House, starts at noon sharp. Kids, age 8 and younger, are invited to bring their baskets and get in on the fun. Hot cider will be served on the porch and prizes are promised. The museum is located at 620 W. Bleeker St. and the action is free.A genealogy workshop will be offered Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Wheeler-Stallard House archives. Learn how to trace your roots locally and online with curator Sarah Oates and genealogy expert Carole Foote. The fee is $10.”Ski into the Past,” featuring classic ski footage on the big screen, is scheduled Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wheeler Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The free screening, featuring footage from several filmmakers, including the late Dick Durrance, has been edited and compiled by John Masters of GrassRoots TV. Check out shots of the early days on Aspen Mountain, Highlands and at Snowmass.The Wheeler-Stallard House and archives will be open for free tours and refreshments on Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. Transportation is available via the Crosstown Shuttle, which leaves Rubey Park at six minutes and 36 minutes after the hour.Thursday brings free tours and refreshments at the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum from 1 to 5 p.m. A special shuttle will depart Rubey Park at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour, starting at 12:45 p.m., with a last run at 4:45 p.m. It will leave the Marolt housing, near the museum, on the hour and half-hour from 1 to 5 p.m.On Friday, April 1, head to the Red Onion for old-fashioned prices (a 25-cent burger, and coffee for a nickel). Special guest John Litchfield, one-time owner of the establishment, will tell stories of the Onion, and his recent donation of “Snuffy” O’Neil caricatures to the museum – they once hung on the Onion’s walls – will be on display.An archival scrapbook workshop is planned Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wheeler-Stallard House archives. Participants will learn to preserve and maintain their history, with ideas on creating albums and scrapbooks. The fee is $10. Kids ages 5 to 10 can make their own scrapbooks for a $5 fee.For more information or to register, call Penny at 925-3721 (extension 105).
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