The Buena Vista Heritage Museum in partnership with the Buena Vista Historical Society was awarded a grant that will allow the museum to digitize more than 2,000 historical images.

The grant from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board will pay for a high-quality document scanner and training to use the device, said Suzy Kelly.

Once the photos are digitized, they’ll be uploaded to the museum’s website.

Even Kelly’s encyclopedic memory of the Arkansas River Valley has its limits, so the museum will be holding meetings in the coming months to get help in identifying some of the museum’s trove of photographs.

“I hope we can get some old-timers besides me,” Kelly said.

Readers of The Chaffee County Times who have been honing their historical landmark recognition skills with Kelly’s weekly “Where Is This?” column, or anyone with an eye for history, should contact Kelly at the historical society, 719-395-8458, to express interest in helping identify the photos.

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