Eagle County celebrates 140 years with a historical photo exhibit and speaker series

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Claire Noble

Public Relations Manager



March 3, 2023 - Eagle County turns 140 in 2023, and residents are invited to join in the celebration. Eagle County was created by the state assembly on February 11, 1883, and named for the Eagle River. The county is celebrating with a "Then and Now" photo exhibit, a historical speaker series, seedling planting, and many more exciting events. 

The 140th-anniversary celebration speaker series continues with a program from Colorado Humanities. Chautauqua-style speaker Angel Vigil portrays “El Vaquero.” In this hour-long program, he takes on the persona of a Spanish/Mexican cowboy. A special feature of the show is the historically accurate costume Angel wears representing the Spanish Colonial Vaquero of the 1700s. Following his presentation, he will take questions as El Vaquero and then come out of character and answer questions as historian Angel Vigil. 

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway, Eagle, CO

This event is free, all are welcome

In addition to the historical presentation on March 8, a portion of the “Then and Now” photo exhibit will be on display at the Eagle Public Library throughout the month of March.  

For more information please contact Public Relations Manager Claire Noble at claire.noble@eaglecounty.us

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