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The Walls Talk: Historic House Museums of Colorado

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Code: 978-0-86541-095-4
Price: $16.95
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Patricia Werner

The Walls Talk is a travel guide to thirty-seven of Colorado's historic house museums. It takes the reader to all corners of the state—not only to well known locations like the Molly Brown House in Denver, but to out-of-the-way places like Jack Dempsey's Cabin in Manassa or the Hedlund House in Hugo.

You will learn more about famous Coloradans like Baby Doe and Horace Tabor, and make acquaintance of lesser known figures such as the mysterious priest who built a mansion for his mother and then disappeared for twenty years or the Cripple Creek madam whose sister told the undertaker, “This harlot is no sister of mine.”

Each museum in the book was an actual dwelling place, is now open to the public, and represents the life of the people who lived there. The book describes the architecture and history of each house, and brings to life the inhabitants through their stories.

Take the book along as you tour the museums or enjoy reading about them from the comfort of your own home.

Includes driving directions, parking information, hours of operation, admission charges, and web site for each house museum. Contains a glossary of architectural terms and an extensive list of sources.

"I wrote this book so that I could know the people who lived in these dwellings. I hope you enjoy knowing them, too."
Pat Werner

Sadly, Pat Werner did not live to see her wonderful guide to Colorado’s historic house museums turn into this wonderful book. Her passion for our state’s history lives on in these pages. She, like the house museums celebrated in these pages, brings Colorado’s past home and back to life.
Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel, Professor of History, CU-Denver

Use this book to learn more of Colorado’s history and as a map to the state’s historic homes where you can walk the rooms where these families lived our history.
—Colorado Country Life Magazine

240 pages
Paperback
Trim: 8.5" by 11"
Publication date: 2010

Also available from Amazon.com.



As a companion to this item, customers may enjoy the following tour guide to historic hotels in Colorado:

Colorado's Landmark Hotels
Price: $16.95
Linda R. Wommack
History of the thirty Colorado hotels with landmark status and operating today.
ISBN: 978-086541-129-6
Colorado History Combo
Price: $20.00
Two guides to historic house museums and landmark hotels in Colorado at a reduced price.


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