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Todd B

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Review for Telluride Historical Museum Inc, Telluride, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Bringing history to life is the mantra of the Telluride Historical Museum, and with it's outstanding historic building, collection, staff, and volunteers, the museum is reaching outside its walls to make history happen. As a volunteer turned board member (more volunteering), I see the impact this institution has on the members of the community, both those living here and those visiting us. Telluride is a historic tourism destination in its own right, and the museum takes that to a whole higher level. It's not just exhibits and interactive displays, but engaging lectures, hikes, ski tours, school field trips, and much more. History isn't dull, dusty, and boring in Telluride ... thanks to the Telluride Historical Museum, history lives!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bringing history out of the museum and into the streets, through Heritage Fest with re-enactments of historic events, sensitive inclusion of Ute Indian heritage, playful lectures, and hikes into the surrounding mountains.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find ways to increase funding for additional extension and exhibits in other parts of the region.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

First learned about it as a visitor, reading the town walking tour.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Complete the new interactive outdoor mining exhibit.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Secure adequate storage space and fully document and protect its collection.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & I help with hikes and interpretation of local history and technology, and anything else that comes along.