Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Barney Ford House Museum Exhibit

Former Summit County artist Ann Weaver brings a new perspective to Breckenridge's history with "A Moment in Time: Paintings of Breckenridge Past & Present."

The exhibit features 35 new watercolor works with a focus on Breck architecture.

The exhibit at the Barney Ford House Museum will remain up through July of next year and marks a new phase for the historical building.

Museum director Beth Carlson said the informational exhibits in the Barney Ford House had been the same since its opening two years ago. Beginning with the Weaver show, however, the museum will host two new exhibits a year in hopes of attracting more visitors to the site at the corner of Washington Avenue and Main Street in Breckenridge.

"We really just want to get new people in the museum - especially locals" Carlson said.

The exhibits will support the museum's mission to promote interest and education in Breckenridge history and black American history. Carlson is already looking ahead to what they hope to bring to the museum next year.

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