Read this week's
Illuminations Slideshow at the Heritage Museum
The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum presents another installment of the Illuminations Slideshow on Thursday, October 11th, 7pm.
This year's theme is "Then & Now." Special this year, we will be showing short clips from old oral histories and short videos from modern oral histories. Join us to thank all those who have made the collection of oral histories and the preservation of those stories. Once again, we will be partnering with photographer Lydia Stern. Images from her collection will be paired with images from the Museum collection. This is a FREE event with light refreshments.
At the end of the 70s, the Town of Crested Butte was going through many changes. Elk Avenue had been paved, street lamps installed, and a burgeoning tourist industry was just beginning to take hold. The year-round population was still low and a trip to the post office was guaranteed to take a while as everyone took the opportunity to catch up on the latest gossip. Many local photographers began to take advantage of this beautiful environment and the unique people who made Crested Butte such a special place. These photographers began to amass a varied and beautiful collection of images that represented the heart of this valley. Myles Rademan took it upon himself to put these amazing images together as a slideshow to share with the whole community, creating the annual event, Illuminations Slide Show.
Now the CBMHM continues this tradition and will be once again presenting these images collected by Rademan for another chance to reminisce and share stories about this time in Crested Butte history. In juxtaposition to the nostalgia of these days, we present the lively images of photographer Lydia Stern who captures the community today. Through her images, we can see so much of that wild spirit and community support that was the bedrock of Crested Butte when Rademan presented his own slideshow.