SAGUACHE — The Saguache County Museum is “Back in the Saddle” again planning the 59th Opening Day Celebration for Sunday, May 28.
In addition, it will indeed be a day of celebration as Saguache County will be 150 years old.
The pancake breakfast kicks off the day in the Otto Mears Park Pavilion 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come hungry for pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee – all for only $5 a person.
At 8 a.m. Gaylon Myers will conduct a Cowboy Prayer Service in Otto Mears Park.
At 9 a.m., the museum opens for its 59th year. New to the museum this year is a display of Gotthelf furniture in the Virginia Sutherland Room, a renovated Mineral Room with a new blue light, and a memorial case honoring Jim Coleman. The new Images book, no. 7 in the series, will be on sale; plus other historical books will be on sale for $5 each.
Admission to the museum is $7 for adults and $1 for each child 12 and under. The museum will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-September.
Visit the vendors in Otto Mears Park and in the Saguache Community Building, beginning at 9 a.m. Those wishing to be a vendor, please contact Jeannie Ewing at 719-480-2920.
The Happy 150th Birthday Parade honoring Saguache County starts at 11 a.m. on 4th Street. Larry Ward, long time Saguache County rancher, will serve as the Parade Marshall. The parade line-up begins at 10 a.m. in front of Mountain Valley School.
Any businesses, farmers, ranchers, and residents of Saguache County are invited to participate in the parade. Please contact Lynn Sutherland at 719-256-4279 for further information.
Enjoy a hot dog lunch at the Otto Mears Park Pavilion from Noon to 2 p.m. for $5 a plate.
The kids will have fun at the Fish Pond in the park.
At the museum, Margaret Mizushima will be signing copies of her latest book, Stalking Ground, published by Crooked Lane. It was named a finalist in the 2017 Colorado Book Awards mystery category. This is the second in the series of her Timber Creek K-9 mysteries.
Friends of the Library will be serving their famous Root Beer floats in the museum yard. And Larry Ward will be available to sign T-shirts with his picture – be sure to get one while they last.
Everyone is invited to Saguache County’s 150th Birthday on Sunday afternoon, May 28th, at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. Enjoy cake, cupcakes, and brownies, along with lemonade and iced tea. Elvie Samora and others will provide the entertainment.
For further information about the day’s events on May 28 or to participate in the 59th Opening celebration of the Saguache County Museum, or for information about Saguache County’s 150th Birthday Celebration, contact Dorraine Gasseling at 719-256-4281.