Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

The Victor Improvement Association, Inc., is the 501(c)3 non-profit corporate entity whose purpose is to own and operate the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The museum's mission is to conserve, collect, research, and interpret the history of Victor and the surrounding Mining District.

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Gold Camp Adventure Tours

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
General population
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Guided history and mining tours of the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This is our second year of offering the tours. We have recorded numbers of tickets sold to prove attendance.

Historic Walking Tours

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
Parents
Teachers
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Guided walking tours of historic downtown Victor are held some Saturdays in the summer. See victormuseum.com for details.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Last year was our first year offering these events - they were popular over our Gold Rush Days event in July.

Stories at the Strong

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
General Public

Description

A day of mining tales, legends by old timers from the mining district.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Last year we had a great event with 50 attendees. This year a donor provided $1000 to ensure we continue to offer the event.

Cemetery Tours

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21
Families
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

We sponsor every May a tour of our historical cemetery to highlight the lesser known pioneers who were part of the gold rush.
Also summer Saturday tours are held.

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Evidence of Program's Success

See above

Gold Panning

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21
General Public
General Public/Unspecified

Description

During the summer months we teach and demonstrate gold panning in our outdoor trough. We hope to give kids of all ages a taste of what it was like to prospect Colorado gold in the 1890s. This program has been very successful.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Increased numbers in visitors, especially youth, who come to pan and also tour the museum.

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