The calendar of events for July and August at Rio Grande County Museum include a quilt show by the San Luis Valley Quilt Guild, the annual ice cream social with Covered Wagon Days and an art show by San Luis Valley artist, Nancy Harris.
The San Luis Valley Quilt Guild show will open on July 30, 2019 and run through August 10, 2019. This will be the Guilds first show in several years and will feature work by all levels of quilters from beginners to artists who have shown their work and winning awards in national shows. Quilts to be shown will include all sizes of quilts as well smaller items such as bags and containers. Ballots will be provided for viewers’ choices. Cindy Moore, Jeannie Brown, Janet Davis and Janice Watkins are coordinating the event with Rio Grande County Museum.
The annual ice cream social will be on August 3rd after the Covered Wagon Days parade. It is a time that the public can come and enjoy ice cream, visit with friends and neighbors and tour the museum. The admission to the museum is waived on Covered Wagon Days, but donations will be accepted. This is a good opportunity to visit with the staff and volunteers and see what the museum provides with keeping the history of Rio Grande County preserved.
On August 13th an art show with Nancy Harris will start with an opening reception on August 17th. Nancy’s work has been shown throughout the San Luis Valley and the museum is honored to be able to show her work. She also instructs classes in art.
For more information, please contact the Rio Grande County Museum at (719)657-2847 or check the museum Facebook page for event information. The Museum is located at 580 Oak Street in Del Norte. The Museum regular hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except on special event days.