Telluride Historical Museum Hosts Bridal Veil Open House
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TELLURIDE, Sept. 20, 4:47 p.m. - The Telluride Historical Museum hosts a community open house Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-3:30 p.m., at the Bridal Veil Powerhouse southeast of Telluride, celebrating its 100th birthday

Although no New England dance band will be in attendance, as was the case when Smuggler-Union Mine Manager Bulkeley Wells inaugurated the Bridal Veil Powerhouse site a century ago, the centennial celebration of the private home and hydroelectric power plant offers a rare opportunity for the general public to view this historic site that is isted on the National Register of Historic Places.

After the last inhabitants left in 1954, the structure fell into disrepair; in 1987, current resident Eric Jacobson began repair efforts on the historic structure, keeping the original floor plan and salvaging as much of the original materials as possible (Jacobson repaired the power plant as well, which is now functioning).

Limited transportation is available for a minimal charge, from Telluride Outside. For ride reservations, contact the Museum at 970-728-3344 or visit    

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