Museum of Western Colorado goes back in time


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Western Slope Residents took a trip back in time today to appreciate some historic practices.

The Museum of Western Colorado hosted a Spring Day on the Farm event. They invited families to come enjoy the warm weather and observe things like, bee keeping, woodworking, blacksmithing and prospecting.

Over 500 people attended the educational experience.

"You see the light bulbs going on in their minds and stuff and they're learning a lot, but they are having fun while they learn it," Assistant Director for the Museum of Western Colorado Kay Fiegel said.

Local 4H kids also brought their baby farm animals to show off and the Wheels West Cars Club contributed vintage vehicles. Attendees could also go on train tours or sample local honey and fresh baked cookies that were made with a wood burning stove.

“It’s really important that kids in particular understand things haven’t always been the way they are,” Fiegel said. “Blacksmiths had to make things and you couldn’t just run down to the hardware store.”


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 257822941 - nbc11news.com/a?a=257822941