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History comes with growing pains

Dear Editor:

The Aspen Historical Society has an enviable problem. Our programs have become so popular that we can no longer safely or comfortably accommodate everyone attending on site. While we managed to squeeze more than 60 of you into our space, we also had to turn away dozens and for that we are truly sorry. The “Characters of Aspen” series is clearly a success.

We have taken steps to prevent overcrowding. We have found a perfect alternative space, the Aspen Community Church. In addition, Jeannie Walla has generously agreed to a reprise this coming week. With a little luck we may convince Sophie Higbie (Joan Metcalf’s granddaughter) to reprise too.

We are celebrating history all month long. And the fact that so many of you want to join us is extremely rewarding. Join us at the Community Church on March 8. Nina Gabianelli will present Gretl Uhl, and Jeannie will follow. March 15 will feature Al Dietsch as Fritz Benedict and Michael Monroney as Darcy Brown. We are extremely pleased by your enthusiasm and grateful for your patience with our growing pains.

Keep coming back!

Georgia Hanson

President/CEO, Aspen Historical Society