Saguache News – May 23

Saguache Museum Celebrates 60 Years!

If you’re in town for the first 3-day holiday of the summer, or might be passing by Saguache this Memorial Day Weekend, then be sure not to miss all of the great fun the Saguache County Museum has planned for Sunday, May 27. Did you know that museum will celebrates 60 years in 2018? That’s why this year’s theme is “Diamonds are Forever.”

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The breakfast-in-the-park treat that can’t be beat, brought to you by the Saguache County Musuem! See you this Sunday, May 27! Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

Things kick off early Sunday morning, May 27 with the traditional – and delicious – Pancake Breakfast at Otto Mears Park starting at 7 a.m. Come and get it as the crew from the Saguache County Museum will be serving breakfast which includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee for $5/plate until 11 a.m.

At 9 a.m. the vendor booths will begin to set up, including Trish Gilbert’s Wildlife Photos, and the Hazard House Museum will also be open.

The official Parade starts at 11 a.m. on 4th Street in downtown Saguache. This year’s Grand Marshalls will be Mary Morffitt, Virginia Sutherland, Sarah Simmeth. These women are all “Diamonds” in their own right at over 90 yrs young and going strong! 

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Just add a parade! Flags are flying on 4th Street in downtown Saguache in honor of the coming Memorial Day The parade will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 28..

After the parade, check out the shops and art galleries downtown, as things start to come alive for the summer season! Then, from Noon – 2 p.m. at Otto Mears Park there will be BBQ Pork Sandwiches ($8) prepared by Bull in The Woods Grill Master Joe and Trish Gilbert. Hot dogs ($5) will also be available with lots of fixings, along with some coffee and lemonade in the community building. And some entertainment!

For parade registration contact Lynn Sutherland at 719-256-4279, or to reserve a vendor booth, contact Helen Myers (719) 221-1195. All other inquiries may be directed to Jeannie at (719) 480-2920.

Meanwhile across the highway the official opening of the Saguache County Museum, now in its 60th year, will be on Sunday, May 27. The museum has some new & exciting exhibits, as well as books, crafts by local artists, t-shirts & more in gift shop. This season, visitors can find the new exhibit of an authentically restored sheep wagon (original tiny little home on wheels) as well as the Memorial Case which will be highlighting: History of the sheep Industry down threw the ages. 

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the popular Saguache County Museum tourist attraction will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: $7/Adults, $1/Children under 12.

Remember, the Saguache County Museum is a non-profit organization, operated by volunteers, so if you’d like to be one of them or wish to contribute financially, connect with them HERE. You may also call 719-655-2557 for further details.


The Saguache Memorial Day festivities will include vendors in the Otto Mears Park on Sunday, May 27. Photo: Saguache Today/ Kathy Bedell


One response to “Saguache News – May 23

  1. Lynn Sutherland

    We Thank-you for the Push on the Opening Event! Hope Vendors are there early then have breakfast! Trish Gilbert will have her wildlife photo’s at the Hazard House Museum, Come check it out!!


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