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Aspen Historical Society Unveils Ute Traveling Exhibit

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Eliza Burlingame, Marketing Director

Aspen Historical Society

970.925.3721

[email protected]

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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Aspen Historical Society Unveils Ute Traveling Exhibit

Rifle Branch Library first to host grant-funded exhibit

April 30, 2018 – Aspen Historical Society (AHS) unveiled last week a new traveling exhibit, “Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People,” that explores the past and present of the Ute people in the American West. The traveling exhibit will be available for regional organizations to host in their communities through grant support from The Memnosyne Institute and the Louis and Harold Price Foundation.

AHS curated the traveling exhibit from the award-winning exhibition of the same name, displayed at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum between 2012 and 2015, which was designed with input from Ute tribal members and blessed by Ute Elder, Clifford Duncan. The traveling exhibit, comprised of modular display panels and interactive elements, including a tipi, will help bring the history and culture of the Ute people to communities on Colorado’s Western Slope. Grant funding enables AHS to provide the exhibit at no rental cost to the hosts, helping make the educational content accessible to the widest audience possible through partnerships with historical societies, libraries, civic groups, schools, and more. The exhibit loan includes assembly instructions with installation support from the AHS Curatorial team, as well as the opportunity to host AHS educators, including Ute tribal member Skyler Lomahaftawa, for interpretive programming while the exhibit is on display.

“Following the success of the Ute exhibit in Aspen, AHS looked for ways to share the native history and culture with expanded audiences,” said AHS Vice President, Curator of Collections Lisa Hancock. “Thanks to support from funding partners, it is our privilege to assist other groups in telling the stories that both unify and help define the region’s identity. The project has been in the works for a few years and we’re thrilled to see the exhibit installed and on view for the first time!”

Rifle Heritage Center will host the first viewing at the Rifle Branch Library for the month of May, followed by the Grand Valley Historical Society through mid-June. Groups interested in hosting the exhibit in their community are invited to contact Aspen Historical Society at 970.925.3721 or [email protected].

 

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Aspen Historical Society (AHS) actively preserves and passionately presents our local history in an inspired and provocative manner that will continue to anchor our community and its evolving character. AHS maintains one of the largest archives in the region, with a portion of our collection available online as a public resource. AHS also operates four historic sites: Wheeler/Stallard Museum, Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, and the ghost towns of Independence and Ashcroft. AHS offers year-round tours, programs, and community events for all ages to explore the history of the Aspen/Snowmass area. Visit www.aspenhistory.org or follow @historyaspen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information.

 

 

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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