BVH 2016 Spring Newsletter
Annual Meeting & Fundraiser:
Making History- May 21st
Making History” will be the theme of our fundraiser this year. The annual meeting will be at 5:30 in the court room before our fundraiser begins at 6:30. $25/person. Get your tickets at the Chamber of Commerce. A silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres will start the evening. After a short live auction we will have a presentation of old photos along with some stories to go with them. Come support the new board of directors and enjoy the evening at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum.
Time to Renew Your Membership for 2016
It is time to renew your membership for 2016. We need your membership and your volunteer time to keep Buena Vista Heritage going. There are some great stories of the past as well as artifacts and historic structures that help preserve our local heritage. Only we can do this together. Please join us. It’s fun and important as well.
Renew Your Membership Here
Learn more about Buena Vista Heritage Here
Buena Vista Heritage has big plans and a lot of projects for 2016. We are going to need lots of help!
Our most ambitious undertaking for 2016 is a structural assessment of the courthouse. We will spend over $47,000, most of which is funded by the Colorado State Historical Society, to partially dismantle and study the roof, cupola, drainage system, widow’s walk, etc. After the completion of this project we will have construction plans for a full rehabilitation of the building, a project that we should begin in 2017. This will take a lot of money, much of which we will have to raise. Since volunteer hours can be used to show the state that we mean business, we need lots of hours.
An undertaking of this size can be accomplished if we divide it into distinct projects (How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time). Many projects can be funded and completed separately.
Everyone who cares about the history of the Buena Vista area is requested to open your wallets, roll up your sleeves and pitch in. And don’t forget to become a member! Donate Here.
2016 Calendar of Events
Go to www.buenavistaheritage.org
Volunteer! We Need You!
BVH is looking for people who will become member volunteers. We have board positions that we need to fill. We need people with maintenance skills, an interest in running a model railroad, being a docent at any of our properties, organizing the research room photographs and manuscripts, and documenting our collections on our computer. We need cleaners who will tidy up our properties before the tourist season begins. Volunteer on a regular basis or for just a few hours. Any time you have will be appreciated. If you have skills, we can use them. If you don’t, we can teach you something. If you are a student, volunteering looks good on a resume. If you are a retiree, you know a lot that can help in many ways. Young or old, we need you to volunteer. You can contact BVH Museum Manager, Tom Tomson at 719-966-5318.