Veterans Remembered at Victor Sunnyside Cemetery Walking Tour
Step back in time and learn about Victor’s 1890’s cemetery, its resident veterans, and the history that brought them to the gold mining camp. This event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and will be held Saturday, May 16 as part of Colorado’s Archaeology andHistoric Preservation Month. That days is Armed Forces Day and the focus of the walking tour will be on the veterans and their stories.
Local historian Veldean Petri will provide insights into the cemetery, its history and some of the veterans who reside there. The event will be held at the Sunnyside Cemetery which is south of town on Seventh Street. Meet just outside the gate in Pauper’s Field by 10 a.m.
Pre-paid credit card reservations are encouraged and can be made at VictorColorado.com. Tickets at the event are by cash only. All tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the museum’s building and restoration fund.
Be sure to dress appropriately for spring mountain weather (which can include wind, cold temperatures, snow, and rain), wear good hiking shoes or boots, and bring water and sunscreen. There are no restroom facilities at the cemetery.
Book By Ed & Cherry Hunter Mining History Book Released
The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum celebrated the release of a new book by local mining historian Ed Hunter and his artist wife Cherry on Friday, Aug. 23. The new book features the mining history art of Cherry Hunter and Ed’s descriptions.
The book release reception was held at the VLT Museum with Liz Hunter-Ball and Kim Sailor-Hunter and many friends attending.
Reservations for the book are available... Click here for details.
2015 Reservations May 24-September
For immediate release
Tour a Real Gold Mine from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum
Experience mining old and new this summer and explore gold rush history past and present at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The Museum, which is has operated in its current location for over 50 years, will open Saturday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m. and again be hosting tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company operations near Victor.
Modern mine tours will start May 24 at 10 a.m. in Victor at the Museum. These popular gold mine tours feature the modern mining operations of Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company. Tour experiences will offer the chance to see giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine between Victor and Cripple Creek, Colorado. Watch boulders being crushed into gravel and learn about the modern refining methods while helping to preserve the 1890’s history - all tour proceeds go to the Museum, where the tours begin.
This summer the mine tours will be available May 24 through Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. this year, daily except no tours will be held on Thursdays. Check VictorColorado.com for additional tour times and fall dates. The cost is $7.50 per person - an affordable way for the entire family to see a real working gold mine. Only children 5 years of age and older are allowed on the tours. Please be sure to reserve your tour dates early as they are very popular and fill up quickly. Reservations may be made online at VictorColorado.com or by leaving a message at 719-689-4211 or after May 16 at 719-689-5509. The maximum on each tour is 13. The best way to reserve a mine tour is online at VictorColorado.com – online reservations receive first priority.