On Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, the Frisco Historic Park and Museum will be hosting a book launch reception for a new local history book, Masontown: Frisco’s Victoria Mine and Ghost Town, by local author Blair Miller. The book launch party will take place at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo, located at 120 E. Main Street, and offers an opportunity to meet Blair Miller for a short talk about the book followed by a Q&A session and light reception outdoors in the Gazebo.
For Miller, the drive for writing and releasing this book was to share with the community just how important the Masontown property was to the early growth of Frisco as a town and to mining in Summit County as a whole. Miller also has a unique perspective on Frisco history because in addition to writing, he spends his days steeped in Frisco history while working at the Frisco Historic Park and Museum.
“My motivation in starting research for this book was to examine the lore of Masontown and uncover the forgotten story of the property that we look up towards and hike through on Mount Royal. As I continued writing, many key figures in Frisco’s history emerged with the Masontown property being the intersection that tied them together,” stated Miller.
In addition to the book launch, the event will feature live music, lawn games, beverages, and light appetizers. Door prizes include signed copies of the book and Frisco Historic Park & Museum guided tour tickets.
Schedule for Saturday, June 11, 2022
4:15pm: 20-30 minute talk and Q&A with author Blair Miller about the book
5:00-6:00pm: Live music with Randall McKinnon and lawn games
6:00-7:00pm: Social hour
For more information, please visit FriscoHistoricPark.com.