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Walking Tour

The BHA office and museums will be closed and all tours cancelled on Thursday December 25th. Our normal schedule will resume on Friday, December 26th.

Holiday Tea Party!

On Saturday December 27th, join socialite “Katie Briggle” on a walking tour of town to learn what life was like in Breck at the turn of the century and then explore her restored historic home and enjoy a Victorian tea service and homemade treats. Reservations required – CLICK HERE for more details and tickets.

Blog Posts

14 December

This Week in Breck History: December 15-19, 1914

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

Frank Kirts was taken to the hospital this week suffering from a severe attack of ptomaine poisoning. He attributes the trouble to some oysters he ate a few evenings ago. Learn more about life in historic Breckenridge by joining a guided walking, saloon or haunted tour or a snowshoe hike.

Tuesday

The fire boys hurriedly answered…

07 December

This Week in Breck History: December 8-12, 1914

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

John Nordstrom, an employee of the Tonopah Placers company, was drowned in the pit at Dredge No. 1 at Valdoro. While standing on the banks of the pit and tossing wood to Cecil Shock, the earth gave way dumping young Nordstrom into his icy grave. See the relics of Breckenridge’s rich mining heritage and the mining…

30 November

This Week in Rocky Mountain History: December 01-05, 1914

As reported by “The Aspen Democrat-Times” 100 years ago (apparently Summit County papers took the week off!) and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

The Pueblo Poultry Association has six silver trophies to be contested for again this year. An exhibitor must win them three times before he gets permanent possession. Learn more about life in historic Breckenridge by joining a guided walking, saloon or haunted tour or a snowshoe hike.

Tuesday

A Private in…

24 November

This Week in Breck History: November 24-28, 1914

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

T.R. Griffith and others are working on Shock Hill in the quartzite cliffs near the top of the hill. They have discovered some high grade silver chloride ore. See the relics of Breckenridge’s rich mining heritage and the mining equipment and tools used by taking a guided hike.

Tuesday

Sparks from the chimney set fire to…

17 November

This Week in Breck History: November 17-21, 1914

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

J.H Johnson, an employee of the Tonopah Company is in the county hospital recovering from severe bruises as the result of falling off a flume located near the Wellington. He was cleaning ice from the flume when he slipped and fell. See the relics of Breckenridge’s rich mining heritage and the mining equipment and tools used by…