Fundraising campaign wrapping up with party
August 24, 2006
The Aspen Times and Aspen Historical Society fundraising campaign to save all Aspen-area newspapers from 1881 to 1925 is slated to wrap up tonight.At least 14 different newspapers were published in Aspen between 1881 and 1925. Once the project is completed every page of every newspaper from those years, including articles, advertisements, cartoons, and graphics, will have been unbound from archival storage books, photographed, converted to microfilm, digitized, and indexed before being placed online with an anticipated completion date of Jan. 1, 2007.To find out more about the Colorado Historic Newspapers Project and see examples of the end result, go to http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, the website where the digitized newspapers are (and will be) posted.To donate to our Newspaper Rescue Project, call the Historical Society at 925-3721.In conjunction with the fundraising campaign, The Aspen Times Birthday Party to celebrate its first 125 years is this afternoon from 4-7 at the Wheeler-Stallard House.We want to thank you all for your generosity in this effort and for your support over the years by asking you to come and celebrate our birthday with us. It will take place on the grounds of Ruth Whyte Park at Sixth and Bleeker, and will feature live music, food, fun and drinks, as well as a final opportunity to donate to the cause!