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Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:39

Rio Grande County Museum Press Release

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The gallery room at the Rio Grande County Museum will be filled with the artistic creations of the Del Norte School Art Departments starting on April 30th and continuing through May 12th.  The opening reception will be held on May 1st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  This will be the perfect opportunity to see what our Del Norte kids are doing with their art work.  The Rio Grande County Museum is extremely pleased to be able to coordinate with the school district for this occasion.  Susan Carrasco and Jenna Randolph have worked hard with their students to keep art in our schools.

Following this event, art work of Darwin Thompson will be on display for two weeks.  Mr. Thompson show will feature carving that he has called “Traders and Trappers”.  This will also be the opening of a museum exhibit of “Trails, Traders and Trappers”.  Mr. Thompson’s exhibit will start May 14 and run for two weeks.

The events continue on May 18th with a “Day with the Museum Staff” that will start at 10:00 with tours for anyone who would like to go through the museum with one of the staff members or volunteers on an individual basis to see the exhibits, talk about the exhibits or even to see the inner working of the storage area and library area.  In the afternoon in honor of Armed Forces Day, Mikayla Baird will present a power point program on stories of a few of the Civil War Veterans who came to Rio Grande County following the war.  Ms. Baird will also present a short power point program on WWI On the Home Front. 

For more information, please contact the Rio Grande County Museum at (719)657-2847 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Check with our Facebook page for additional stories and information.

The Rio Grande County Museum is located at 580 Oak Street in Del Norte.

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