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Thank You for donating!!

Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. joined

Colorado Gives: December 8, 2015.

For the very first time, the Estes Park Museum Friends joined Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

Whether it is $10, $25, $100 or even more, 100% of your tax deductible gift will support the mission of the Museum through the Friends activities:  building an endowment through the Friends Foundation;  fundraising events to support museum acquisitions; and the Friends Press, which publishes original research on local topics.

Colorado Gives Increases the Impact of Your Gift!

Thanks to a one million dollar Incentive Fund provided by Community First Foundation and First Bank, every nonprofit participating in Colorado Gives Day receives a percentage of the Incentive Fund depending on the amount of money donated to it.

Please help the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. take advantage of the Incentive Fund on Colorado Gives Day, December 8th! Thank you!


Who are the Friends of the Estes Park Museum?

A group of preservation-minded Estes Park residents organization charged to collect and display artifacts, documents, and photographs that tell the story of the Town’s past. Almost 30 years later, museum supporters ensured the Museum’s financial future by formally turning these collections over to the Town.

Today the Museum employs professional curators, and relies on support from the Friends organization. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in October, 1991 as the Friends of the Estes Park Area Historical Museum , the name was later revised as the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. From these beginnings, Friends’ activities and projects are now created, designed, and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Our Vision: The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation ensures that the Estes Park Museum is the premier local history museum in Colorado

Our Mission: The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc supports the mission of the Estes Park Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, and special projects and events.”

Our major current fundraising effort is the Coolest Car Show in Colorado (now its 18th year). Our publications are the responsibility of the Friends Press, which has published an impressive list of local history books, including a best selling social history cookbook: A Slice of History and a Piece of Pie and a scientific treatise on climate change: Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park. The latest special project, slated for launch in October 2016, is “Creative Colorado Tablescapes” a table-setting competition, which will be held at the YMCA of the Rockies.