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Mining the Miners: Prostitution and Clairvoyants in Colorado’s Wild West @ Cozens Ranch Museum
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm
Did you ever wonder WHY women became prostitutes and what their lives were like? Not all women in the Wild West were upstanding, and everyone had to make a living.
Join author Randi Samuelson-Brown for a lively discussion of prostitution, bad whiskey recipes, casual (and otherwise) drug use, and what life was like in the mining camps. Some of the shady ladies “sisters in the shadows” were the clairvoyants, who didn’t shy away from consulted on all matters – including mining claims and where to drill. Colorado had plenty of gold and silver to go around! Let’s take a look into some of the more notorious ways to extract those riches without ever once digging or panning.
Free to the community!
Doc Susie Comes to Life @ Cozens Ranch Museum
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm
Dr. Susan Anderson or “Doc Susie” as she was called was the first woman doctor in Fraser, CO. She arrived there in 1907 and practiced medicine until 1956. Linda Batlin brings to life the story of Doc Susie. How she became a doctor and moved to the Fraser valley and set up her practice. It tells of her struggles, challenges and triumphs in treating the lumberjacks, ranchers and railroaders of the area over the many years.
Cozens Ranch Museum
$5 for Members, $10 for non-members
RSVP to or 970-726-5488
About the Presenter: Linda Batlin
Linda Batlin is a storyteller and author from Boulder, Colorado where she has lived for over half of her life. She enjoys sharing her love of the mountains and of Colorado with audiences. She tells stories filled with wisdom and mirth for all ages in schools, libraries, festivals, museums, senior centers, campfires and other events. Her living history presentations of important women characters from Colorado history bring them to life. Her repertoire is also filled with multicultural folktales from around the world such as nature stories, Asian stories, animal stories, ghost stories, Jewish folktales, puppets, etc.
Morganfield & Holway Art Reception @ Cozens Ranch Museum
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet the artists Steve Morganfield and Linda Holway at their art reception. The evening will be filled with art, friends, and light refreshments
RSVP is required, rsvp to or 970-726-5488


Trick or Treat at Pioneer Village @ Pioneer Village Museum
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Happy Halloween! Celebrate the spooky season at Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs.
Trick or treat around the museum grounds and make a Halloween themed craft before heading out to see the town parade.
FREE to the community, all ages welcome!

Travel Through Time & Grand County @ Cozens Ranch Museum
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a visual road trip from Denver to Grand County through Then & Now photos of landmarks along the route. Presented by Mark Afman.
Free to the community.

About the presenter:
Mark Afman’s family has had a property outside of Grand lake since 1971. He has studied the history of Grand County for many years and he was a leading contributor in a project by the Grand County Historical Association in 2015 of Then and Now images to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. These images were displayed all over the county, including Mavericks restaurant and the Sagebrush restaurant, during that year.
Some of his Then and Now photos are featured in the publication Go Grand, which is a driving and walking tour of Grand County.