Historical Society hosts Fulford event | VailDaily.com

Historical Society hosts Fulford event

Special to the Enterprise
Miners and merchants pose for a photo.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

Fulford, the mining camp that boomed in Eagle County in the late 1800s, has long been a source of fascination for local residents. The ghost town turned summer cabin community has a history that is laced with tales of lost gold mines and adventurous pioneers.

The Eagle County Historical Society will host a “Fulford Night at the Museum” on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 at the history museum at Chambers Park in Eagle. The evening will include food, drinks, a visit with an actor portraying Arthur Fulford, and a special presentation by Rich Perske, the author of the book “Boom Town to Ghost Town: The Story of Fulford.” Mining camp attire is encouraged.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and may be purchased at eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com. Questions may be directed to Kathy Heicher, 328-7104 or kheicher@gmail.com.