Estes Park Museum hosts Hayden’s Surveys: An Illustrated Presentation, Aug. 31

Professor Tom Huber

Professor Tom Huber

Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden viewed Colorado as the next best place for mining and resource development for the United States following the Civil War. His well-known survey created during the 1870s was intended to hasten that process. Tom Huber, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, selected nineteen of the exact spots where many of Hayden’s men sketched pen and ink drawings of the landscape before them. These nineteen spots and the total of twenty-eight drawings on which Huber did “repeat” photography constitute the chapters of his book “The Hayden’s Surveys Revisited.”

On Thursday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m., join Professor Huber for an illustrated description of the geology, geography, history, and changes that occurred including Longs Peak and the Saint Vrain Valley near Lyons and the unique character of each site as they were recorded in the 1870s. This is a free program; no reservations are required.

Located at 200 Fourth Street, the mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum’s website at

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