Aspen Historical Society http://aspenpublicradio.org en Film Takes a Closer Look at 10th Mountain Division http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/film-takes-closer-look-10th-mountain-division <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During World War II, one of this country’s secret weapons was a group of hardy outdoorsmen known as the 10th Mountain Division. Many of its veterans went on to pioneer the US ski industry as we know it. Now, there’s a film that takes a closer look at what the soldiers went through, and later accomplished.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:41:33 +0000 Elise Thatcher 16529 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Film Takes a Closer Look at 10th Mountain Division Artifacts Sometimes of Interest to Aspen Historical Society http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/artifacts-sometimes-interest-aspen-historical-society <p class="p1">If you find something really, really old, the Aspen Historical Society&nbsp;<i style="line-height: 1.5;">might </i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">be interested in taking a look at it. But they’ll only come knocking in certain cases.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:41:59 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13835 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Artifacts Sometimes of Interest to Aspen Historical Society Skiing Through The Past With the Historical Society http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/skiing-through-past-historical-society <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been called a Swiss cheese mountain—that’s Aspen Mountain, and it’s filled with holes from a history of mining. Some caverns are ten stories high. Telling stories about them--and other tales of years gone by-- is all in a day’s work for History Coach Mike </span>Monroney<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He hosts ski tours for the Aspen Historical Society. Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher clicked into her skis and joined the Aspen Mountain tour last week.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:14:24 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12814 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Skiing Through The Past With the Historical Society New President & CEO for Aspen Historical Society http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/new-president-ceo-aspen-historical-society <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past several years, Kelly Murphy has been swimming in legalese. Now, she's diving into the world of photo archives, renovations, and plumbing. Murphy is the new President &amp; CEO of the Aspen Historical Society, which she describes as her dream job. She recently spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher… and explained a little more about what it was like coming from the legal world.</span></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12452 at http://aspenpublicradio.org New President & CEO for Aspen Historical Society Road to Sochi: Aspen's Olympic History Stretches Back Decades http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-aspens-olympic-history-stretches-back-decades <p>Over the last several weeks, we’ve heard from nearly a dozen athletes working toward competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. That’s a big number and it isn’t uncommon. For decades, Aspen’s been either a hometown or training grounds for Olympic athletes. Since the 1930s, nearly thirty athletes with ties to Aspen have competed in the Olympic Games. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:21:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11359 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Aspen's Olympic History Stretches Back Decades