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City of Longmont celebrates 150 years

Longmont Museum opens Longmont 150 exhibit
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In 1871, the Chicago-Colorado Colony founded the Town of Longmont. Fast forward 150 years later, and the City of Longmont is now a diverse and thriving multicultural community comprised of 97,000 residents. 

From Aug. 7, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022, The Longmont Museum will celebrate the City’s sesquicentennial through an exhibit simply called Longmont 150

The exhibit will bring visitors back in time and showcase the forces that helped shape Longmont’s past and the recuring themes that will define its future. From its pure water, craft brewing, long history of innovation and telecommunications, these stories and more will be put on display during the Longmont 150 exhibit. 

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the various activities including taking a ‘ride’ in the museum’s custom lowrider and exploring Longmont’s past industries with stops on a model train. 

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The Museum’s historic collection will also showcase a huge range of objects gathered over the past 80+ years – like the first flag ever flown over Longmont! Visitors will learn how contemporary Native teens, artists, and scientists continue to shape the place they have been connected to since long before there ever was a "Longmont." 

The Museum invites everyone to attend the Longmont 150 Opening Reception, Aug. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be live music under the gazebo by Gypsy Jazz and American Swing band Espresso and two 1950s-era American LaFrance fire engines out front!

Guests are invited to join in on the fun and dress in their favorite decade of Longmont’s history. Light appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are available online or by calling 303-651-8374.

Longmont 150 will be a journey of exploration for Longmonters both young and old. Admission prices are $8/adults, $5/students and seniors and children three and under as well as Museum members are free. 

For further details, visit the Longmont 150 webpage or call 303-651-8374.