Covered Wagon Days events at Rio Grande County Museum

DEL NORTE — Saturday, August 5th will bring a variety of events to the Rio Grande County Museum with the celebration of the annual Covered Wagon Days.

The Annual Ice Cream Social will start following the parade.

Wade Collins’ western art show can be viewed. His work is for sale through the Gift Shoppe. Collins is from Saguache. His show will run through August 15.

In honor of Viet Nam veterans of the county, the museum is showing an exhibit of the “Band of Brothers” from the Plaza. This exhibit is part of the permanent exhibits in dedicated to our veterans, but has been used as part of the Covered Wagon Days event.

The museum participates in the Blue Star Museum Program through the National Endowment for the Arts. With this program the museum offer free admission to all who have and are serving in the military. The museum also keeps a section of the museum dedicated to all who have served. To preserve military history, the museum is researching all veterans starting with the Civil War.

At 2 p.m. Angie Krall, archaeologist for the Rio Grande National Forest, will present a talk on the excavation of the Bunker Site and the ongoing research. The traveling exhibit will be at the Rio Grande County Museum until fall.

For more information, please contact the Rio Grande County Museum at (719) 657-2847 or follow us on Facebook.

Caption: Wade Collins’ western art is on display at the Rio Grande County Museum.