Photo Gallery

Please enjoy these photos from our Instagram, shared in chronological order.

Two Denver & Rio Grande engines leaving the Aspen yard, October 1968. Smuggler Mountain is in the background. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shankweiler Collection)

Two Denver & Rio Grande engines leaving the Aspen yard, October 1968. Smuggler Mountain is in the background. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shankweiler Collection)
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One Geologic Map of Colorado, compiled by R.D. George, State Geologist, and drafted by H.C. Woods in 1913. 

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One Geologic Map of Colorado, compiled by R.D. George, State Geologist, and drafted by H.C. Woods in 1913.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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One b/w photograph of a garbage can outside of Hotel Jerome, circa 1950. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

One b/w photograph of a garbage can outside of Hotel Jerome, circa 1950. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map showing the claims around the Eames Addition near West Aspen Mtn (top of Mill, Monarch, and Aspen Streets), including the Little Chief, Big Chief, Little Mack, Homestake, Jote Smith, Pride of Aspen, Hunters Pride and several more. It was drawn circa 1900.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map showing the claims around the Eames Addition near West Aspen Mtn (top of Mill, Monarch, and Aspen Streets), including the Little Chief, Big Chief, Little Mack, Homestake, Jote Smith, Pride of Aspen, Hunters Pride and several more. It was drawn circa 1900.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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The Smuggler Mine and lumber mill, circa 1895. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

The Smuggler Mine and lumber mill, circa 1895. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map by Fred J. McNair, a U.S. Mine Surveyor, circa 1935. The map is part of the Homestead Application of Elizabeth Borstner (Callahan) under the Grazing Act.  It shows her property and all of the buildings.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map by Fred J. McNair, a U.S. Mine Surveyor, circa 1935. The map is part of the Homestead Application of Elizabeth Borstner (Callahan) under the Grazing Act. It shows her property and all of the buildings.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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A woman at the Stapleton Ranch on Owl Creek Road (near the present-day airport), circa 1935. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

A woman at the Stapleton Ranch on Owl Creek Road (near the present-day airport), circa 1935. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map of the City of Aspen in 1892, showing the streets, railroads and mines.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of the City of Aspen in 1892, showing the streets, railroads and mines.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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A boy's doubles tennis match in Aspen at the high school tennis courts, circa 1915. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

A boy's doubles tennis match in Aspen at the high school tennis courts, circa 1915. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map of the Aspen Grove Cemetery, dated June 30, 1970. 

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of the Aspen Grove Cemetery, dated June 30, 1970.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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The residence at 302 E. Hopkins Avenue, 1964. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

The residence at 302 E. Hopkins Avenue, 1964. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map of the Riverside Addition and Park Avenue in the east end of Aspen, indicating a portion of land sold to W.K. Martz by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, circa 1890. 

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of the Riverside Addition and Park Avenue in the east end of Aspen, indicating a portion of land sold to W.K. Martz by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, circa 1890.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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Crowds at the Music Tent in 1949. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

Crowds at the Music Tent in 1949. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One  map of the Paradise Ditch enlargement and extension, done by Alonzo H. Adams in October 1929 for James, Dellore, and Louis Vagneur.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of the Paradise Ditch enlargement and extension, done by Alonzo H. Adams in October 1929 for James, Dellore, and Louis Vagneur.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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Join us tomorrow! 

Learn about former citizens of Aspen and their marks on history through museum theatre-style character performances on a stroll through the town’s storied Red Butte Cemetery.
 
Rolling start times: 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm, 7:15pm
$15, advance registration required at aspenhistory.org, registration closes at 2pm

Join us tomorrow!

Learn about former citizens of Aspen and their marks on history through museum theatre-style character performances on a stroll through the town’s storied Red Butte Cemetery.

Rolling start times: 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm, 7:15pm
$15, advance registration required at aspenhistory.org, registration closes at 2pm
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A view towards Shadow Mountain from the West End, circa 1925. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

A view towards Shadow Mountain from the West End, circa 1925. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Join AHS and Crystal Palace founder Mead Metcalf this afternoon at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum for a special reception to celebrate his new memoir!
 
The recently published book, “The Music Man: My Life and Times at Aspen’s Crystal Palace” narrates the career of the famed impresario and stories of the Crystal Palace, the unique dinner theatre that Mead opened in 1957 and turned into one of Aspen’s premier destinations over the next fifty-one years.
 
The event is free; books will be available for purchase with a portion of proceeds benefiting AHS.

Join AHS and Crystal Palace founder Mead Metcalf this afternoon at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum for a special reception to celebrate his new memoir!

The recently published book, “The Music Man: My Life and Times at Aspen’s Crystal Palace” narrates the career of the famed impresario and stories of the Crystal Palace, the unique dinner theatre that Mead opened in 1957 and turned into one of Aspen’s premier destinations over the next fifty-one years.

The event is free; books will be available for purchase with a portion of proceeds benefiting AHS.
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One map of the underground workings in the Richmond Hill area, in the Highland Mining District in Pitkin County, Colorado. The map shows the underground development of tunnels along Richmond Ridge as part of an exploration for additional mining in the area in 1963. 

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of the underground workings in the Richmond Hill area, in the Highland Mining District in Pitkin County, Colorado. The map shows the underground development of tunnels along Richmond Ridge as part of an exploration for additional mining in the area in 1963.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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Three people posing in the Grottos area on Independence Pass, circa 1915. The woman in the front is Grance Prindle Vagneur. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

Three people posing in the Grottos area on Independence Pass, circa 1915. The woman in the front is Grance Prindle Vagneur. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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The below albums feature photos from past programs. View more photo album highlights on our Flickr.