Even though the Limon Heritage Museum is closed for the season, there is still a great deal of community bustling within the museum walls and Town of Limon. As we go into the end of the year, the Museum Complex expects to see major changes within the facility once the new addition is erected and new exhibits are developed for the 2014 season.
The Heritage Society will be instrumental in Christmas festivities as it is one of the main coordinators of the Annual Tree Festival that will be at the Hub City Senior Center on Saturdays from December 7 to 21. Santa will be there on December 14 to greet children eager to share their Christmas lists and enjoy holiday treats. Other festivities of the day will include the famous holiday bake sale at 8 a.m. and a museum soup benefit at 11:30 a.m. The bake sale is sponsored by the Hub City Seniors and Limon Heritage Society. Santa will be there on December 14 to greet children eager to share their Christmas lists. Donít forget to get your photo with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Randy Bowen pottery will be available for sale during the holiday season.
The annual Parade of Lights is coming to downtown on Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m. This year, Santa will be coming to Limon in the old fire truck, and he will be bringing a surprise for all. This holiday extravaganza is one that should not be missed as it gives area businesses and individuals a chance to show off their moving light skills in the parade, followed by cookies and cocoa at the Hub Senior Center.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 25, for Limon Heritage Societyís Annual Dinner and Auction. The annual celebration includes fine food, a wide selection of auction items, and kicks off the Heritage Society 2014 membership drive with dues incorporating a range from single to business sponsorship. The Heritage Society is one of Limonís most significant non-profit organizations operating from a highly talented base of effective volunteers that are looking forward to continued community enrichment and pride. For more information about Museum events call 719-775-2220. We look forward to hearing from you.
The displays in the Exhibit Building present a fascinating chronicle of Limon's development and provide the visitor with a "you are there" sense of Limon's growth depicting a small town's changes. See historic photos and stories of Main Street, the town movers and shakers, Gates Merchantile, the 1930's prairie home, legendary ranches, and innovative wheat farmers. See the popular Changing Exhibits Gallery which has new exhibits professionally displayed. See award-winning photos of the "Shortgrass Prairie", displays of growing wheat, and the area ranches. Learn more.
The Rock Island Limon Depot building was used as a station by both the Union Pacific and Rock Island railroads. Featured within are the original offices, charming waiting room, ticket windows, register room, and baggage room with an innovative tribute area. Although the depot restoration for the most part follows the original uses of the building, the locker room has been totally recycled as an innovative home for the town's distinctive Daniel Houtz Native American Collection. A visitor to this exhibit is transported back thousands of years to the Cliff Dweller, Southwest Desert, Membres-Mogollon, Caddo, and plains cultures. This sensational exhibit has been professionally designed by a team of artists and archaeologists and is well worth a visit to the Depot. Learn more.
Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park
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