Author Archives: Susan Jesuroga

New Museum President

Some changes for 2019! Bob Campbell has been elected as the new president of the Salida Museum Association. Bob is a long-time volunteer, helping out with so many tasks of running the museum, not to mention a fabulous docent and … Continue reading

Salida Museum Negatives

For most of this year, the Museum has been working on a collaboration with the Salida Regional Library to scan many of our interesting old negatives. We are happy that these gems will finally be dusted off and be made … Continue reading

Looking for a uniquely Salida gift?

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Check out FIBArk documentary

Check out “Whitewater”, a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary tracing the history of FIBArk. The Salida Museum was proud to be a contributor to this fascinating history of FIBArk through film, photos and interviews.

2nd Grade Visits on Halloween

Every Halloween, the second graders come to visit the Museum as part of their local history module. They know a lot about local history and continue to amaze us on just how smart they are! Thanks to Bob Campbell, Larry … Continue reading

1914 Rio Grande Booklet

Salida and Mt Ouray. “Cuddled in one of the innumerable valleys is Salida, a beautiful little city of 5,000 souls, surround by lofty mountains, which shield it from the cold blasts of winter and render it a delightful place in … Continue reading

Preserving the Mulvany Lithograph

Part of any museum’s mission is preservation of artifacts that have been donated. This photo shows Bob Inge, of Inge Preservations, examining our lithograph of Custer’s Last Rally, which was created from an original oil painting by Jon Mulvany, depicting … Continue reading

A look back – October, 1909

And you think the deer raiding your flower gardens are bad. Imagine your surprise in October of 1909…

Museum will be open July 23-27 – UPDATE!

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! We will be open July 23-27! The Museum will NOT be closed for the engine sandblasting. We’ve hit a little scheduling snafu, so stay tuned for information about the new closure dates, sometime in August. And sorry for … Continue reading

Porter Engine Preservation Work

In 1953, the Koppers Company of Pittsburgh donated a Porter Engine to the Salida Museum following the closure of its railroad tie-treating, creosote plant in Smeltertown near Salida. Built in 1926, the engine moved trams loaded with railroad ties to … Continue reading