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Let’s start the year with a retrospective of what our cultural institutions did in 2011.

  • The Golden History Museum mounted three quality exhibits this year, including Show and Tell, Turn it Up, and Golden in Focus.  They also hosted a wonderful lecture series and presented the living history tours of the Golden Cemetery.
  • The Clear Creek History Park hosted its annual Summer Solstice celebration as well as Friday afternoon bluegrass music.  They also entertained and education dozens of children with their popular summer camps.
  • The Astor House presented a Victorian Christmas during December, with lavish decorations and old-fashioned games.
  • The American Mountaineering Center offered many special programs on topics such as mountain lions, notable climbs, and trout fishing, and continued their popular Thirsty Thursday parties.
  • Miners Alley Playhouse presented several top notch plays this year, including Don’t Dress for Dinner, Fiction, Rose Colored Glass, A Touch of Spring, Night of the Iguana, and A Rocky Mountain Holiday.
  • The Jefferson Symphony presented Music for Romance, Young Artist a performance by the winner of the Young Artist competition, Ode to Joy, Burlesque and Dance, and their annual Christmas concert.