This Saturday, Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) hosts their 8th annual ‘Taste of History’ Champagne Brunch fundraiser at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park from 11 am – 2 pm.

For almost 50 years, GCHA has worked diligently to preserve the heritage and history from which our community has grown. Their four museums house artifacts that are available to educate the public on the rich history of our area, from paleoindians of 10,000 years ago, to the pioneers that settled here, despite the cold, to the invention of the Bradley Packer that redefined the ski industry. 

The 2019 Taste of History celebrates the pioneering families of Grand County as an acknowledgement to the 100 year anniversary of the Pioneer Society of Grand County. The Pioneer Society included members of the original homesteading families and acted as the parent organization of GCHA. 

Funds raised at the ‘Taste of History’ support GCHA programs, keeping historic preservation and education alive and allowing them to continue providing low to no-cost programs for the residents of Grand County, from Winter Park to Kremmling. 

Everyone is invited to play a role in supporting education, history, culture, and heritage in Grand County by attending the 2019 Taste of History on August 17th. Enjoy a champagne brunch, silent and live auctions and great company. This year’s auction items include trips to Africa and Disney World, ‘his and hers’ bikes, artwork by Pem Dunn and Karen Vance, jewelry by P. Anastasia Gentle of the Gentle Design and a stay in Page, Arizona. 

Volunteers Trude and Shawn manning the check-in table at last year’s ‘Taste of History’

The event is also part of their annual membership drive efforts. Join GCHA and be a part of preserving our heritage, history, culture, and community! 

Tickets for this year’s 8th annual ‘Taste of History’ are available at, by email, call (970) 725-3939, or, at any GCHA museum during normal hours of operation.