Grand Lake Area Historical Society
08 03, 2017 Giving

Grand Lake Area Historical Society

The Grand Foundation has been an essential supporter of the Grand Lake Area Historical Society and its many projects since 2006. We are an entirely volunteer organization, and are very, very appreciative of contributions from our extended community. We first received help from the Grand Foundation to install fire and security systems at our rustic Victorian Kauffman House Museum. Talk about essential! Later, we needed to authentically and expensively restore wall coverings in the parlor of the House, as that room’s walls had hurriedly been painted flat white when the structure was first opened to the public in 1973, and didn’t reflect the original Victorian design. Grand Foundation to the rescue again, and what a change in that room! Just as essential was the Grand Foundation grant in 2014 that updated our office computer and printer, as nothing happens in our organization without an efficient working office.

In 2009, we began the preservation and restoration of the Smith Eslick Cottage Court, which had to be moved to prevent its demolition. As the Cottage Court is the oldest known original-condition motor court, we recognized an opportunity to interpret rural mountain tourism following the advent of the automobile and many other important historical topics, and took on this substantial and necessary new project. The Grand Foundation funded the installation of authentic rolled roofing on the structure in 2012, which was essential protection for the Court in our mountain climate! The Grand Foundation has continued to support this project as we move through its various phases: matching a Master Planning grant from National Trust, providing installation of water at the site, and most recently the development of an exhibit interpreting the importance of water in the West at the Cairns#3 Ditch which fronts the Cottage Court property. Thank you!


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