On Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, join Museum Staff for “The Mines of Frisco & Beyond” book launch party. Meet the authors, local historian, Charlotte Clark, and Town of Frisco Museum Coordinator, Blair Miller, for a short talk and Q&A session, followed by a light reception in the Historic Park Gazebo. Enjoy live music from Leon Joseph Littlebird, lawn games, and food from Deli Belly’s. Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) will be selling beer and wine from Carboy Winery, with all funds going to support the work of FDRD, which includes more than 60 volunteer projects on our National Forest each year maintaining and improving trails, planting trees, pulling invasive weeds, educating visitors, and much more.
About the Book
Originally published in 2004, “The Mines of Frisco & Beyond” has been a local hiker’s guide to the many mines located in Frisco. The updated 2023 version revisits the same mines with new information and includes the addition of two new sites, plus trail updates, and the stories of the people who lived and worked in the town during the early days. Many of the remnants of this forgotten industry in Frisco’s history remain where they have been for over one hundred years. The mines around Frisco are what necessitated a town, two railroads, and the many characters whose hijinks and stories are shared throughout the pages of this book. The book includes a map of the mines in the area, a glossary of mining terms, and a key to the trailheads that lead to the mines.
Frisco Historic Park and Museum Information
The Frisco Historic Park & Museum provides the opportunity to travel back in time to experience history in an up-close and personal way right on Frisco’s Main Street. The Museum’s collection of original historic buildings, including the Schoolhouse Museum, contains artifacts, exhibits, and photographs that tell the lively stories of Frisco’s past and reflect the Summit County philosophy of embracing history while also connecting it to our lives today.
The Historic Park is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday and is closed on Mondays. More information regarding the Museum may be found at FriscoHistoricPark.com.