DEL NORTE — “Christmas at the Museum” this year is focused on the Gift Shoppe and Snow People as fundraising for the Rio Grande County Museum, Inc. 501 (c) 3 Corporation that helps to fund many of the activities, events and supplies and equipment used in the museum.
This year, the board has purchased the computer and scanners for the photo digitization project for the large collection of photos in order to preserve and protect them and to be able have them online for viewing. Fundraising has started to purchase plastic sleeves for the very large newspaper collection. This will make the newspapers more accessible for use by researchers.
The proceeds from the sales of the Snow People by Rosie B. will also fund several of these projects. Each Snow Person is individually crafted and named and the purchase price is $8.95. Come find your perfect “Snow Mate.”
Books, jewelry by Patti Haught, wooden vases by Alex Colville, pot holders by Jean Hanna are a few of the items for sale. The perfect Christmas gift may be at the museum for that hard to find person. A membership to the museum may also be considered for a gift for that hard to buy for person.
The Rio Grande County Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please contact the museum at 719-657-2847 or Rio Grande County Museum Facebook.