Entries by mickbird

History Mystery: Choo Choo

Can you name the location of this photo? Show off your skills and send us the right answer and the first correct respondent will receive two passes to any tour of your choice (History Coach, West End Walking Tour, Historic Bike Tour or Hotel Jerome). Send your suggestions to archives@aspenhistory.org. (You can click on the photo to make […]

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes: 1928-2015

Longtime Aspenite and beloved journalist Mary Eshbaugh Hayes passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22. She is a lifetime trustee of the Aspen Historical Society and a dear friend. She was 86. Hayes moved to Aspen in 1952, joining the staff at the Aspen Times as a photographer and reporter. At a young age, she knew she wanted to […]

If These Walls Could Talk …

On more than one occasion, someone rode a horse into the Hotel Jerome’s J-Bar and straight through it. Gives new meaning to “Driving Under the Influence,” right? Urban legend also states that on one particularly rowdy night, at least three celebrities were “over-served” to the point that they all fell of their bar stools. Good […]

History Mystery: Cabin in the Woods

Can you name the location of this photo? Show off your skills and send us the right answer and the first correct respondent will receive two passes to any tour of your choice (History Coach, West End Walking Tour, Historic Bike Tour or Hotel Jerome). Send your suggestions to archives@aspenhistory.org. (You can click on the photo to make […]

History Mystery: Have a Seat

Can you name the year and location of this photo? Show off your skills and send us the right answer and the first correct respondent will receive two passes to any tour of your choice (History Coach, West End Walking Tour, Historic Bike Tour or Hotel Jerome). Send your suggestions to archives@aspenhistory.org. (You can click on the photo […]

The Countdown is on to Colorado Gives Day

Help us get our share of the Colorado Gives Day $1 Million Incentive Fund Help us, donate here. For the fifth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day. All Coloradans are encouraged to join the statewide movement on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, by supporting their favorite causes online […]

Give the Gift of Aspen

It’s not too early to start planning for holiday gifts, especially when it means finding the perfect Aspen image. Did you know you can search our online database by keyword and find more than 10,000 iconic Roaring Fork Valley photos? Once you find that perfect image, it’s easy to make it yours and give the […]

Winternational History in Aspen

The snow is falling and organizers are prepping for World Cups races, which return to Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend. Aspen is also proud to announce it will host the World Cup finals in 2017. So as we look forward to upcoming events, first take a look back. World Cup Timeline 1939 – First sanctioned ski […]

History Mystery: Keep on Truckin’

Where near Aspen is this? Does that structure look familiar? Sometimes it’s a little tricky to pinpoint the location in a photograph, so we’ve picked out a few that have less-than-obvious sense of place.  Show off your skills and send us the right answer and the first correct respondent will receive two passes to any tour of your choice […]

Order Now, Save Money on 2015 Berko Calendar

Ferenc Berko was the Aspen Institute’s and Aspen Music Festival and School’s official photographer, and his iconic Aspen images have been captured in a classic calendar for the past 10 years. Friends of the Aspen Historical Society can purchase the 2015 calendar early (by Nov. 3) for just $22 before the price jumps up to […]