History Center gussies up for B&B Tour

       Two new exhibits, one presenting Colorado Midland railroad photos and memorabilia and the other old-fashioned dolls and toys, have been put on display at the Old Colorado City History Center in time for the 15th annual Holiday Bed & Breakfast Tour.

The new Colorado Midland exhibit is one of two that have just been put on display at the Old Colorado City History Center.
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       The event, a fundraiser for the center, will be Sunday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the tour.
       It marks the second straight year that the non-profit, volunteer-owned-and-operated center has created new exhibits before the tour. (Last year's consisted of a case with Colorado City archives from 1890 to 1910 and another with artifacts and information about blacksmithing.)
       “The focus this year is to have some holiday-related exhibits,” OCCHS President Joanne Karlson said, “in this case, children's toys and activities from yesteryear (that some of us remember as well!).”
       The tour will include 11 establishments this year, including the center and the Old Town GuestHouse on the Westside.
       The GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St., is owned by Don and Shirley Wick.
       Tour tickets are available from the History Center, which is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can also be bought on the day of the tour at any of the participating B&Bs.
       For more information, call the History Center at 636-1225.

Westside Pioneer/press release