Thanks to ED and LEE on GTC website!
Recently through the website email, the Club received an inquiry asking if anyone could provide information on John Quincy Adams Rollins. The person inquiring was a distant relative and came across a reference to Colorado. Lee, who watches the website inquiries, immediately forwarded the request to Ed. Not only was Ed familiar with J.Q.A. Rollins, he provided lots of information and even copied a six page article and sent it to the inquirer. Thanks to Ed and Lee for responding and having a great website!
We can all do something to help the club. Get involved! The efforts of each club member contribute to our success and frankly just makes participating so much more fun. Sign up and make a difference! You’ll get better acquainted and it will make you feel good to know you’re contributing to the well being and longevity of the club.
Collectively we can contribute to make the club vibrant, healthy, and active!
Do you have a program idea? Do you know someone who can provide an interesting program? Do you want to present a program?
Are you planning to lead a field trip? Do you want to lead a field trip, and need someone to help you with it? If someone has a field trip idea, would you like to help with it?
If your answer is “Yes!” to any of these queries, contact us.
If you are planning a field trip, be sure and clear the date with one of the Vice Presidents before making your final plans or reservations. Others may be planning trips at the same time and this will avoid conflicts.
The Steering Committee produced a book on “How to Lead a Field Trip” several years ago and copies are available at the meetings.
A Note From The Preservation Committee
Funds are raised each year to be distributed to worthy 501(c)3 organizations that are involved in preserving the history of Colorado and other worthy projects in the West. We have application forms we can e-mail you and we always have them with us at meetings.
For 2020, the Officers and Board of Ghost Town Club have awarded a donation from the Preservation Fund to each of the following organizations:
- Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail Interpretive Center, Delta, Colorado. They have many goals including connecting the Old Spanish Trail to the River Trail, native seed plots, Ute Council Tree and Wiki-up site.
- Cross Orchards Historic Site, Grand Junction, Colorado. Many current projects include replacing deteriorated wooden walkways, work on the historic barn and other immediate needs.
- Friends of New Raymer, Inc. They are working to restore the Star Filling station known locally as Texaco/Center Street, to allow a glimpse into the settler’s lives.
- Temple Aaron of Trinidad, Colorado. Oldest synagogue in Colorado. Need funds for repair roof, add heating, etc.
- Rio Blanco Historical Society, Meeker, Colorado. Continued maintenance and preservation of the Milk Creek Battle Site (a/k/a Meeker Massacre site)
What is the Ghost Town Club of Colorado’s Preservation Fund and how can I help?
The Ghost Town Club of Colorado is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of ghost towns, mining camps and historic sites. To accomplish this goal, the club created a Preservation Fund to help support numerous preservation projects. Because we are a non-profit organization, we are able to earmark 100 percent of all donations directly to qualified projects protected by a non-profit preservation society.
The Ghost Town Club of Colorado also contributes to the preservation of historical sites by direct involvement in work days. All members who are interested in working on preservation projects have the opportunity to have a “hands on” experience by volunteering their time and labor to help preserve historic sites.
If you’re interested in making a donation to the Ghost Town Club of Colorado Preservation Fund, please email us.