The Brinton Ranch House opens for tours May 12. Free Admission for Mothers on Mother’s Day. Currently on exhibit: FRA DANA: American Impressionist in the Rockies.
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The Brinton Museum
The Bradford Brinton Memorial was established in 1960 through the will of Helen Brinton and opened to the public in June of 1961 as a memorial to her brother Bradford Brinton.
Today the Main Ranch House is filled with fine art and furnishings from the time of the Brintons’ tenure, and twelve of the twenty rooms are part of the guided tour. Original art by John James Audubon, George Bellows, Edward Borein, A.B. Frost, E.W. “Bill” Gollings, Frank Tenney Johnson, Hans Kleiber, Frederic Remington and Charles Marion Russell makes up the essence of the Memorial’s collection. On display are also many rare books and important historic documents, such as an original letter by Abraham Lincoln and a document written by George Washington.
The only building which does not date back to the Brintons’ time is the Reception Gallery which now houses the Brintons’ corpus of American Indian artifacts, gallery space for changing exhibits, a sales gallery and gift shop.
The piano is a Steinway Duo Art, which also plays paper rolls.In the background are a hand-painted satinwood desk and Remington’s Arab Dance.