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Taste of History

The 6th annual Taste of History Champagne Brunch & Social is Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Casa de Engel in Fraser. Stay tuned for more details! Click here to for a special thanks and some photos from the 2016 Taste of History >>

Then and Now Exhibits

Have you seen one of the many series of Then & Now photography exhibits around Grand County? Check them out while they’re still on display. Click here for details about Then & Now exhibits >>

Rollins Pass Archaeology Excursion
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

SOLD OUT! July 26, Wednesday, 8 am – 1 pm – Rollins Pass Archaeology Excursion with Dr. Jason LaBelle, Professor at CSU Fort Collins

Special trip for GCHA members only.  Cost: GCHA Members Only $50 – SOLD OUT!

The leading expert on the archaeology of the Continental Divide invites GCHA to explore his archaeologic dig and survey of a HUGE game drive, and learn from his students.

Meet at Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser at 8 am, to carpool/ van up to Rollins Pass. Tour the site, located a half-mile walk from the parking lot on Rollins Pass. GCHA will provide a picnic lunch before the return trip. A chance of a lifetime! Maximum is 10 – SOLD OUT!

Stage Stops with the Grand County Characters @ Adolfs Event Center & Tavern
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

August 4, Friday, 9 am to 12 noon – Stage Stops with the Grand County Characters
Cost: GCHA members $25, General Public $35

Meet at Adolfs in Old Town Winter Park for coffee, and end in Hot Sulphur Springs. Car pool to Cozens Ranch, the 4 Bar 4, Cottonwood Pass, and the Stagecoach Inn, now The Dean Public House, in Hot Sulphur Springs. Call for reservations 970-726-5488

C Lazy U History & Wildflower Tours, Lunch & Horse Stampede @ C Lazy U
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SOLD OUT! August 17, Thursday, 1 to 4 pm – C Lazy U History & Wildflower Tours, Lunch & Horse Stampede
Cost: GCHA Members $45, General Public $60, includes gourmet lunch – SOLD OUT!

The C Lazy U Ranch in Granby offers an exclusive tour of the historic property, celebrating its 100th year in 2018. Enjoy a lovely lunch outside on the pool deck. At 3 pm, the horses are called — a rare treat to witness this wonderful stampede.

Taste of History @ Casa de Engel
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The 6th annual Taste of History Champagne Brunch is Sat. August 26, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm at a brand new venue – Casa de Engel in Fraser!

Thank you to Janet Engel and Wendy Christensen for hosting the 6th annual Taste of History at their new event center, Casa de Engel. The Casa de Engel is at the top of the Engel ranch where the family home is located, just above B Lazy 2 Ranch.

Expect a wonderful brunch buffet, flowing champagne & mimosas, camaraderie with friends, live music by Tight Like That, and opportunities to bid on exceptional deals in a raffle plus silent and live auctions.

The Taste of History is GCHAs primary fundraiser. Funds directly support the operations at Cozens Ranch Museum and help keep the doors open.

We are looking for volunteers, corporate sponsors, and donations of art, trips, desirable items and gift certificates. To help at the 2017 Taste of History, please email

Cost: GCHA Members $60 / General Public $75
Buy Tickets Online! New online ticket options this year include:

  • Individual Tickets – available for both GCHA Members as well as the General Public
  • GCHA Ticket + Stagecoach Membership Package – purchase an individual GCHA membership at the Stagecoach level plus 1 discounted event ticket at the GCHA Members discount
  • GCHA Ticket + Railroad Membership Package – purchase a family GCHA membership at the Railroad level plus 2 discounted event tickets at the GCHA Members discount
  • Table Ticket – includes 8 tickets to fill your table, available for both GCHA Members as well as the General Public
Opening Art Reception – For You: Paintings of Marie Johannes @ Cozens Ranch Museum
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

September 1st, Friday, 5 – 7 pm – Opening Art Reception for
For You: Paintings of Marie Johannes, on exhibit thru Sept. 30, 2017 at Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser

Marie presents a selection of her oil paintings and Impressionistic landscapes that carry a special message of love of painting, love for Grand County, and of her travels. Free – for members and invited guests only.

Marie Johannes ~ Studio Tour @ Marie Johannes Studio
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday, September 15, 4 – 6 pm
Marie Johannes ~ At Home
Studio Tour and Wine Reception.

GCHA Members $35, General Public $45

Marie Johannes ~ Painting Get Together @ Marie Johannes Studio
Sep 16 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 16, 8:15 – 12 noon
Marie Johannes ~ Painting Get Together!

Enjoy an art morning, coffee and pastries to start. Marie provide art chat, encouragement and all supplies , or please bring your own. Explore watercolor, acrylic, pastels or oil paint. Come have fun and be creative among friends. GCHA Members $30, General Public $35, Local Artist $15. Please call for reservations 970-726-5488