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Night at the Museum

Join us for a Night at the Museum with local author, historian Bill Fountain, and our co-hosts, Summit Historical Society, to celebrate the new seven-volume Historic Landscapes book series. Summit Historical Society and Bill Fountain will sell the first three volumes of the series onsite and raise money for programming and preservation in Summit County with a cash bar.

Event Details

Schoolhouse Museum doors open at 5:00pm. Grab a drink at the cash bar and get settled for a talk by Bill Fountain on the ghost towns, townsites, and railroad stations in Summit County, spanning all seven books. After the talk, join us for an outdoor reception with the author on the Historic Park Lawn, including live music from the Old Fashioned String Band and free food.

About the Historic Landscape Series

Bill Fountain and Dr. Sandra Mather, two heavyweights in Summit County history, co-authored the Historic Landscapes series. Historic Landscapes tells the stories of the historic towns, mining sites, and places that made up Summit County mining.

Bill first considered writing a book on the historic towns of Summit County from Hoosier Pass to the Ten Mile Range and east to the headwaters of the north and south forks of the Swan River. The idea grew into a series of books using information taken from first-hand accounts, mining district logbooks, and newspapers. Fountain and Mather have partnered on several books in the last two decades, bringing together their deep knowledge of Summit County history and love for the American West.

Where to Buy

You can purchase copies of Bill Fountain’s latest book series Historic Landscapes during the event or online at


A big thank you to Summit Historical Society for partnering with the Frisco Historic Park & Museum on this great event!

Interested in sponsoring a Museum event? Email for more information!


Friday, August 02, 2024


Historic Park Gazebo
120 East Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443

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