Saturday, August 20, 2016

Keys From This Year

Greetings!  Today's post is all about our most recent key donations, coming from this year.  By my count, we've received about 50 different keys as donations this season, which is fantastic to add to our 25,000 (give or take a few) keys!  A few different keys will be highlighted for this post.

- Joseph Casey of Estes Park gave us one of the year's most exotic keys to the Hotel Chur in Chur, Switzerland.  The town of Chur is nestled in a mountain valley along the Rhine River.  Allegedly, it's the oldest town in Switzerland, with archaeological evidence in the area dating back to the Bronze Age and the Roman Empire.  The Hotel Chur prides itself on being close to the train station and the city center.

Chur, Switzerland

- Another key coming from far away was donated by Lynne Chizzick of Boulder, coming from Luang Prabang in Laos.  Luang Prabang dates back to about 600-700 CE, in which it became the seat of an old Laos empire.  According to Laotian creation myths, Luang Prabang and the area factor greatly into the origins of the world.  Much of the village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because of the history of the area.  The key is from a hotel in the town.

Luang Prabang, Laos

- While I was writing this post, the most recent donation was presented by Richard and Linda Taube of Sherman, Texas.  Their key presented to the museum is only the top of the key, as the bottom half is broken off.  It's the first broken key we've had donated this year, but certainly not the only one in the collection.

- One of our employees, Heather Kegel, donated a key to the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village.  The ranch offers workshops throughout the year in various mediums.  The key is to one of the dorm rooms at the ranch.

Do you have a key to add to this assortment of this year's batch?  Bring one to us when you visit, or mail it to us!  A key is one of the best things to receive in the mail (certainly better than getting bills!), so send one on over.  Thanks to all of our donors so far this year!