August is Lake City History Month
This collaborative marketing campaign bundles heritage-themed events such as Ghost Tours, special program and presentations, and brings together many community partners. Colorado’s birthday is August 1st, 1876. Lake City & Hinsdale County celebrates our heritage and regional and national significance throughout the month of August. Businesses are encouraged to offer special history-themes events or displays / products.
2019 Calendar of Events
August 1, 2019 – Colorado Day
- String Academy performance at the Hinsdale County Museum 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Celebrate with a Pub Crawl - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $40 includes mug. Start at Museum www.lakecitymuseum.com
August 2, 2019 - Chuckwagon Supper, Western Dance and Silent Auction 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Armory. Adults---$25, Children 10 and under---$10 – music by Cindy and Doug; Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club fundraiser
August 3, 2019 – Volcanoes of Lake City with Geologist Harvey DuChene - Field trip starts at 9:00 a.m. for 4 hours - $25 adults, $5 children under 13 (w/ parent). Participants provide own vehicles, carpooling encouraged, 4WD not needed. Bring water / folding chairs. www.lakecitymuseum.com
August 3, 2019 – Stick Horse Show in Town Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 19, 2019 – Back in Thyme Victorian Tea - 11:00 a.m. at the Anthony Gallery - $35 per person and tickets available at the Arts Center www.lakecitymuseum.com
August 10, 2019 – Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out (downtown Lake City; 970-944-0546)
August 23, 2019 – Mito de Soto - 7:30 p.m. at Lake City Arts - Mito de Soto is a well-known Spanish-American guitarist. www.lakecityarts.org
August 24, 2019 – Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out (downtown Lake City; 970-944-0546)
August 31, 2019 – Tour of the Rose Lime Kiln site (as conditions allow) - County Road 20; approximately three miles from Capitol City - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
August 31, 2019 – Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out (downtown Lake City; 970-944-0546)
Ghost Tours will be hosted by the Hinsdale County Historical Society on certain Friday nights throughout August. Meeting location is 8:00 p.m. at the Museum (to see if a Tour is being held). Bring flashlights and a jacket.
Cemetery Tours may be held on Tuesday mornings in August at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Museum (to see if a Tour is being held). Carpooling is encouraged to the cemetery locations.
Self-guided Ute Ulay interpretive brochures offer an insight into historical life on this site 3 miles from Lake City.
“Images of America - Lake City” by Grant Houston and Duane Vandenbusch is a 127-page photographic delight released in 2019. The Images of America series celebrates our country using archival photographs and stories from the past.