On a normal year, the Pioneer Town Museum in Cedaredge would open in late May with the annual Heritage Days celebration, held by the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society (SCVHS) on-site.
Since May of 2020 had no normal circumstances, Heritage Days was canceled, and the museum’s opening was postponed.
However, Pioneer Town did open to the public on Saturday, opening its doors for what’s left of its normal season.
The museum now features a newly-restored Chapel of the Cross, which was damaged by water over the winter and recently restored by Cristee-Meade Building Company. The main change there is wood flooring, which is more historically accurate than the carpet that was in there before, according to Greg Hart, previous SCVHS president, at the time of the restoration.
The museum also still includes all the old classic attractions, such as the jail, the Peterson Cabin and more.
SCVHS members and acquaintances got together outside the Chapel of the Cross on Friday evening to celebrate the reopening of the museum.