Museums

Museums around Colorado

You Need to See The World of WearableArt™ Colorado Springs. HeidiTown (8)

Here’s a little story about me that you probably won’t believe but it is true. Today, I sport torn jeans and old t-shirts but there was a time when I filled binders with fashion drawings. That’s right, as a teenager, I designed dresses fit for queens of the runway. I never had plans of becoming a fashion designer, I knew my limitations, but I loved fashion.  Fast forward to this

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It has come to my attention that not all HeidiTown citizens love winter. Apparently sparkling snow doesn’t have a magical effect on some people and in fact, makes them long for hot summer days at the lake. I don’t have a touchstone with this, as I love the snow and all things snow-related, but as a good Mayor, I shouldn’t ignore this segment of my town. And while I enjoy

Kids bored this summer Let HeidiTown help. Sounds of Centerra

Since the beginning of summer break, I’ve seen dozens of my friends complaining on Facebook about their kids’ boredom and asking about interesting ways to keep them busy this summer. I’m not a mom, so I’m not going to use this blog post to list arts and crafts projects or fun backyard activities to do with your kids this summer. However, I am going to shed light on a few

Colorado Springs, land of museums

Founded as a resort town, Colorado Springs has long been a center for arts and culture. While Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows were taking place in Denver, Colorado Springs was hosting writers and artists. I believe this predilection for the finer things in life is one reason the city has so many museums. Visit Colorado Springs has 24 area museums listed on their web site, making this city a must-visit

Sherlock Holmes in Denver, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

What is a 128-year-old fictional private detective doing in Denver, Colorado? Well, my dear readers, the game’s afoot at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and you’re invited solve the case. Think this exhibit is just for kids? Think again. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes encourages parents to review this page before bringing their children. Remember, the series of Holmes books, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, were

A stop at the Wyman Museum in Craig, Colorado. HeidiTown (4)

As my regular readers know, we try to check out as many museums as possible while traveling around the state. While on magazine assignment in Northwest Colorado, we decided to stop at the Wyman Museum in Craig, just 16 miles west of where we were staying in Hayden. The museum’s collection was started in 1949 in Elks Springs, Colorado by Lou Wyman. He started the collection with a 1932 Lincoln

Telluride Museum. Telluride Historical Museum. HeidiTown.com

When I visit a town, I really like to get to know it. That’s why I enjoy a three-night stay when visiting a new location; it gives me time to soak in the ambiance and savor the flavor of a place. How does one really get to know a town? I find that knowing a town’s history is one very effective way to get to know a place, so when

Brilliant at Denver Art Museum. HeidiTown.com, Colorado

When I heard that the Denver Art Museum was curating a Cartier exhibition, the tune from Pink Panther began playing in my head and it continued to play when we visited. We arrived at the Denver Art Museum on a busy, snowy Saturday morning. Unbeknownst to us, the museum is free on the first Saturday of every month so the place was filled with families. Please note that special exhibits

Denver Christkindl Market Heidi selling schnapps under the holiday tent.

I visited downtown Denver during the holidays for the first time 14 years ago.  I  had just moved to Littleton from Washington State with my then boyfriend, now husband, who had grown up in Colorado. We visited Larimer Street, and with its canopy of lights and dressed up storefronts I fell in love with Denver during the Christmas season. We have made it a tradition to do at least one

Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

We stumbled into the Hotel de Paris while on a trip to Georgetown for my birthday five years ago. As readers know, I’m a fan of museums and we try to patronize as many as possible in our travels around Colorado. An hour and a half later, Hotel de Paris was my favorite museum in Colorado. Our docent had brought the place alive for me (evidence that a good museum