Author Archives: Susan Jesuroga

Reopening February 3

Woohoo! We’re reopening this coming weekend and back to our regular Winter hours of Saturday and Sunday from 1-5:00 pm. This week we’re busy putting the final touches on the exhibit changes, dusting and cleaning, but we’ll be ready if … Continue reading

Closed for the next few weeks!

Happy New Year! And that means some new exhibits are being developed at the Museum. So, just a heads up that we will be closed for the next few weeks in order to do some major exhibit moves, painting and … Continue reading

John Skinner

  It is with great sadness that we note the passing of former board member and fellow volunteer, John Skinner. What a wonderful man, who always had a story, a poem, or a joke to tell! He loved talking with … Continue reading

Pints for a Purpose

50 Burger is donating 30% of their beer sales on Thursday, November 9 to the Museum. Funds will be used to help refurbish the Porter Engine, which just moved to the front of the Museum.  50 Burger is located at … Continue reading

2017 Second Grade Visit

We get many visitors from all over the world, but few are as fun as when the local second grade classes from Longfellow Elementary visit on Halloween. We tell a few stories about local history, and continue to be amazed … Continue reading

Porter Engine Gets a New Home

September 11 was a big morning for the Museum, with the move of the Porter Engine from the west side to the front of our building. We’re tickled to have it out front to showcase such a great piece of … Continue reading

Smokestack Celebration, August 26, 2017

Author and historian, Robert Autobee provided an entertaining and informative talk about the smokestack’s history. We have uploaded Robert’s talk (click the link) if you want to check some facts or were unable to attend. And we have a video … Continue reading

Salida Smokestack Centennial Celebration

  You’re invited! On August 26, the Salida Museum will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the smelter smokestack. It remains one of the most visible symbols of Salida’s colorful history. Join us for talks under the big tent about … Continue reading

Smelter smokestack video

               Ever wondered what it looked like from the top of the Salida smokestack?   Check out the new smokestack video, courtesy of the Salida High School UAS/Drone class students of 2016/2017. It’s a birds eye … Continue reading

Memorial Day, May 30, 1904

Did you know there used to be a suspension footbridge across the Arkansas River? It was used mostly railroad workers to get from town to the rail yards more quickly. On Memorial Day, May 30, 1904, as many as 12 … Continue reading