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A Grand Island, Nebraska Getaway Beer, History & Coney Dogs (4) HeidiTown

Ryan knew he had familial ties to Nebraska, he just didn’t realize how deep. When we returned from a recent trip to Grand Island and Kearney, we discovered that Ryan’s great-grandparents had come from Germany to farm outside of Omaha. Eventually, Ryan’s grandma married his grandfather who was also from Nebraska and they moved to Oregon, eventually settling in Colorado. It’s not a rare story. During our trip, we ran

DMNS Vikings

Note from the Mayor: This exhibit is in its final weeks at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Vikings sail away for good on August 13 (final day of the exhibit). So you think you know about the Vikings, but did you know that the word “viking” isn’t a noun? That’s right, it’s actually a verb. You’ll learn tidbits like this and a lot more at the new

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

Welcome to Golden Sign HeidiTown.com

Sitting on our room’s patio at the Table Mountain Inn, we felt a million miles away from the big city. This is the best part of a visit to Golden, Colorado; it is a small town that’s so close to Denver metro and the Front Range that you’ll hardly see your fuel indicator move on a drive there. We were in town to attend the Golden Music Festival, but this

Belgian Horse at Timberlane Farm Museum HeidiTown

Collections at museums often represent snapshots from different places and different people. To find a collection of historical artifacts from one family is rare. To find them at the farm where the family lived for more than 100 years is even rarer. This is what makes Timberlane Farm Museum in Loveland, Colorado so special. The farm has been in the same family since 1860, when Judge W.B. Osborn and his

Greeley Freight Train Museum

As tourists we take the time to learn the history and hidden secrets of the places we visit, but how many of us know the story of our own town? Earlier this year I wrote a post entitled, “Become an advocate for your town,” and today’s post has a similar feel, although I fear I’m going to get preachier. In that piece I gave you five ways to become an

DMNS Pompeii

I am a museum junkie, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is one of my favorites. I love the smell of a museum, the lighting, and the sense that I am learning something new just by being in the building. Ancient history has never had a big draw for me, so I wasn’t particularly overjoyed to hear that the Pompeii exhibition was coming to Denver. But, of course,

DMNS Pompeii

This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM is full of history and culture. Think you can handle that? Have you ever wanted to party like a Italian in AD 79? Well, find out when and where you can. Wondering about the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery? Find out the schedule for the opening of this state-of-the-art facility. Are you a bird lover like me? Find out where you

Yves Saint Laurent_ Black dress w-pink bow-photo by Gilles Tapie

My husband and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage in style. We spent a high-end Denver weekend with a trip to the Yves St. Laurent exhibit at the Denver Art Museum and a stay at the Brown Palace Hotel. Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum I sport a rather laidback Colorado style, so folks may be surprised that as a little girl I filled binders