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History week successful

Dear Editor:On behalf of the Aspen Historical Society, I would like to thank everyone who came out to help make Celebrate History Week a resounding success.As the new kid on the staff here, I was not only impressed with the cooperation of the volunteers, staff and board members in making the week happen, but also in the community’s support of the society, and how obviously important it is to everyone who was involved to keep our history alive and vibrant.I’d especially like to single out Tina Necrason and Beth Somalski of the Ritz-Carlton Club Aspen Highlands for their efforts as well as the club itself for its generous donation; Mac Smith, Rob Dasaro and Mike Tierney of the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol for their storytelling expertise; Marilyn Carroll, Carl Bergman and Larry Fredrick for their tireless work in giving tours of the Wheeler/Stallard House Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Site; and John Masters of GrassRoots Community Television, Richard Allen of Vintage Ski World, Brigitte Birrfelder, Dave Durrance, Warren Klug and Vince Lahey, as well as the entire staff of the Wheeler Opera House for making our Friday Community Series Event – a showing of some true vintage ski footage – great fun and something we’d like to do more of in the future.And speaking of the future, the society is tremendously excited about what lies ahead both for the organization and for the history of our community. With your continued support we can soon look forward to the day when Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley’s commitment to – and respect for – its history will become the model which all other communities will strive to emulate. Tom Egan, communications directorAspen Historical Society


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