Free Admission Day featuring extended hours for Decade by Decade: Aspen Revealed exhibition
Tuesday, June 22 | 11 am – 8 pm
FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION ALL DAY
AHS welcomes the public to the Wheeler/Stallard Museum for a special celebration of the exhibition in the second floor galleries and the unveiling of the extensive Victorian wallpaper restoration project on the first floor. While you’re visiting, be sure to pop into the Archives Building Community Gallery to view the Maps through the Decades display.
Decade by Decade: Aspen Revealed explores the stories that shaped the community’s distinct identity. From mining boom to dilapidated ranching town to today’s international recreational and cultural resort, Aspen forged a unique path. Featuring photographs and artifacts that represent Aspen’s connection to national events and trends, the exhibition reflects on the community’s place within the larger historical landscape of the nation – sometimes congruent, sometimes divergent, but always exciting. Decade by Decade: Aspen Revealed will appeal to visitors and locals of all ages, showcasing the depth of the AHS Collection.
Maps through the Decades, on display in the Archives Building Community Gallery, features historical maps of many varieties from the AHS Archives. From mining claims to trail maps, the new display presents a curated selection of the extensive AHS map collection. The display features maps as functional works of art from 1870 through 1970, celebrating the creation process of maps such as the Hayden Geological Survey and illustrating how maps shaped the evolution of the area from wildlands to mining camp to modern mountain town.