Telluride Historical Museum announces first Fireside Chat, 7-15

Telluride Historical Museum announces first Fireside Chat, 7-15

[click “Play”; the Legendary Ladies speak with Susan]

GroupThe 6th season of the Telluride Historical Museum’s popular (and FREE) Fireside Chats opens Thursday, July 15, 5:30 p.m. Mountain Village fire pit at the base of the Gondola with “The Legendary Ladies”. (Head to The Peaks if it rains.)

” The Legendary Ladies,” aka “The Shady Ladies,” is an award-winning, non-profit educational performance organization in its 18th year. Its mission: to promote the history of women in the Victorian West  – and get to dress up in great threads. The Ladies’ claim to fame is sharing often forgotten stories of unconventional women like themselves who made their mark on the American West.

For the first Fireside Chat of the summer, the Legendary Ladies channel the likes of  The Tomboy Bride, Harriet Fish Backus, millionaire rancher of the Dallas Divide, Augusta “Baby Doe” Tabor, Calamity Jane, the unsinkable Molly Brown, local rancher Marie Scott ( she owned the ranch Ralph Lauren’s ranch now occupies) and other feminine icons of the Old West.

The Legendary Ladies chat is co-sponsored by The Peaks, who are providing lodging. Other Fireside Chats programs feature celebrated locals with the dirt on the Telluride’s region’s colorful past from the Utes to Telluride immigrants, KOTO radio and the Bridal Veil Power Plant.

For a preview of what The Legendary Ladies have in store, click the “play” button and listen to an excerpt from the script performed by program coordinator Jean Rosecrans and fellow actor Judy Winnick.

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