Aug 30, 2017 (Past event)
The Summit Historical Society and Frisco Historic Park & Museum will host a book launch for Dr. Sandra Mather’s new book “Dillon, Denver and the Dam” on Wednesday, August 30 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on the East Deck at the Frisco Bay Marina.
The new edition includes many photos, some in color, from the Frisco Museum collection, a time line for building the dam and tunnel and moving the town and a short walking tour of new Dillon that includes some of the buildings moved from old Dillon.
Come purchase a signed copy of the new book and help support the programs of the Summit Historical Society and the Frisco Historic Park & Museum during the launch.
Mather is an author and historian who wrote and co-wrote more than a dozen books on Summit County’s history, the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Her book topics include geology, saloons, transportation, mining and the women who lived in the county from 1859 until the turn of the 20th century. In 2013 she received the prestigious Theobald Award for preserving the historical heritage of Summit County. For the last three decades Mather volunteered for the three historical societies in the county, leading hikes and walking tours, presenting programs and conducting research.
Prior to the book launch Mather will present the last of the season’s Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series: Dillon, Denver and the Dam at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.