New exhibit, vintage-item case at History Center

       The Old Colorado City History Center is featuring two new offerings - a pictorial wall exhibit and a glass case for items from the past.

Most of the 23 Colorado City photos from 1859-1917 that were copied, resized and mounted for this exhibit can be seen in this wide- angle shot of the wall inside the History Center.
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       Run by volunteers with the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the center is at 1 S. 24th St.
       The exhibit is titled “Colorado City and Its Surrounding Area, 1859-1917.” Consisting of 23 venerable photos with captions and a summary of Old Town history, it is mounted on a recently red-painted wall along the ramp next to the center's main room. The project was the work of Barbara Barbaro, who planned the layout and selected the old photos; and Don Kallaus, who copied them and resized them as needed.
       Barbaro said she wanted photos that would “represent the town itself, its leaders, its buildings, its businesses, its worship and its relaxation.”
       The glass case, located in the History Center bookstore and titled “Grandma's Attic,” holds vintage items that have come to the center through donations or consignments. All proceeds from sales go to OCCHS expenses, said its president, Joanne Karlson. More items are welcome; guidelines are available at the bookstore.
       The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone is 636-1225.

Westside Pioneer/press release