The North Fork Valley has lost one of its richest sources of local history. Lee McMurtry "Chuck" Farmer passed away Nov. 3. Farmer shared his passion for local history through presentations, field trips, and for the past few years, as president of the Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society.
Twenty years ago in May, Jim Wetzel was named curator and director of the Delta Museum. Because of unscheduled emergency surgery, he arrived on the job in a wheelchair and with just one day to learn everything he needed to know to take over.
Pioneer Town volunteers and members of Surface Creek Valley Historical Society began a season of community activities and events on a nice weather Sunday hosting the annual soup supper.
Event coordinator Olie Mowers said that it was more than members and volunteers who helped in donating over 15 soups and baked good treats that accompanied them; friends of Pioneer Town and the Society contributed also.
Pioneer Town's Stolte Shed displayed its versatility as a community venue when last weekend it served as a local movie theater for audiences that turned out to enjoy some old-style good times.
Two screenings of the Harold Lloyd silent film comedy classic "Safety Last" on Saturday and Sunday also opened up new possibilities for service to Surface Creek Historical Society members and to the local public.
The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society's Pioneer Award for 2016 was presented to members of the Williams Family during the SCVHS annual meeting and banquet at the Stolte Shed last Saturday.
The Williams Family traces its roots in western Colorado to the mid 1880s. The first Williams Orchard was planted here in 1921.
The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society annual banquet at the Stolte Shed last Saturday was an opportunity for members to recognize and honor the contributions that so many volunteers make to the enterprise.
Retiring board president Richard Udd served as the emcee, giving recognition to the others who have contributed to the success and continued growth of the society's unique Pioneer Town Museum, events complex and its programs.
Board members were elected and annual awards were presented as members of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society enjoyed their annual banquet at the Stolte Shed last Saturday.
Saturday's 2016 annual banquet featured a meal prepared and served by members of the Cedaredge High School Future Farmers of America Chapter who were recognized with a warm round of applause by their evening's guests.
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