Wednesday, January 15
Community Gallery, AHS Archive Building
Join author, historian, and native Aspenite Tim Willoughby for a book signing and discussion of his new work Backside of Aspen Mountain: How Five Men Forged a Community. The recently published book tells the story of Aspen’s origins as a silver-mining community through the lens of five who helped guide the future of the mining town. Interweaving stories over three generations, the book explores Aspen’s progression to a world-renowned ski resort. Willoughby has been writing a weekly Aspen history column for the Aspen Times for over ten years, sourcing oral history, documents, and photos that belonged to his family who came to Aspen in the 1880s. Tim will discuss the book, answer questions, and sign copies, which will be available for purchase at the event with a portion of proceeds benefiting Aspen Historical Society.