Denver Museum of Nature and Science… from humble beginnings

Article AudioDenver Museum of Nature and Science… from humble beginnings

Those of us fortunate enough to live in Denver know of the treasure that we have in our back yard – the amazing Denver Museum of Nature and Science. But this fabulous resource with its wonderful panoramic dioramas, and exhibitions on science and nature did not always reside in Denver. Like someone in witness protection, it has changed its name several times and relocated during its 100+ years of existence.

Hear and read newspaper accounts of the extraordinary yet humble beginnings of the Carter Museum, about its quiet yet beloved founder, and of its controversial move from Breckenridge to Denver where is lives today.

Breckenridge Bulletin Feb 17 1900 – The Carter Museum


Fairplay Flume June 2 1892


Grit-Advocate Feb 16 1900 – Carter’s Life Work


Routt County Republican July 10 1908 – Dedication of State Museum


Summit County Journal Feb 17 1900 – Carter Museum Problem


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