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  • Enda Mills - A Lost Interview from 1999

    Filmed in 1999 at the Estes Park Museum, this interview with Enda Mills Kiley is a priceless addition to our archives. As the daughter of Enos Mills, Enda, spent her life as an outspoken colorful member of our Estes Park community. Always caring and concerned about the natural environment, Enda s...

  • Destination Estes Park

    The history of Estes Park presented by the EP Museum. Narrated by CBS Denver's anchor Karen Leigh.

  • Moments in History - Native Americans

    Bob Brunswig, PhD, shares the history of Native Americans in Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park Roads - 1927

    A silent film from 1927 about the roads leading to and inside Rocky Mountain National Park. This film includes rare footage of the Big Thompson Canyon, Fall River Road, the construction of Trail Ridge Road and much more!

  • Rocky in the 1930's

    Enjoy these rare movie clips of what Rocky Mountain National Park looked like in 1930's! This restored version of "The Land of Lofty Mountains" was produced by the Department of Interior Division of Motion Pictures, and was released around 1936. It features clips of Rocky Mountain National Park...

  • Estes Park & Rocky in the 1940's

    Enjoy these rare movie clips of what Estes Park & Rocky looked like in 1940's! This video features clips of Trail Ridge Road, the (now closed) Ski Jump on Old Man Mountain, a parade through downtown, Crocker Ranch and much more!

  • Estes Park in the 1950's

    Enjoy these rare movie clips of what Estes Park looked like in 1950's! This video features clips of Lake Estes, the (now closed) Hidden Valley Ski Area, a Rodeo Parade, an Arabian Horse Show, a Sports Car Race, the Rooftop Rodeo and Square Dancing!

    Originally titled "Four Seasons of Adventures"...

  • Video Podcast - Pioneering Women in Estes Park's History

    Mikaela Fundaun, Curator of Interpretation at the Estes Park Museum, shares stories about some of the remarkable women in Estes Park's history. Three of the women featured in this episode include Eleanor Hondius about her role in the founding of the Estes Park Women's Club, Josephine Hupp who ow...

  • Moments in History - Pieter Hondius

    In this episode, Nick Molle introduces you to long time Estes Park resident, Pieter Hondius, whose family operated the Elkhorn Lodge and a ranch for a good part of the last two centuries.

  • Moments in History - Dedication of RMNP

    Take a step back in time as Nick Molle shares the story of Rocky Mountain National Park's 1915 dedication ceremony in this episode of Moments in History.

  • Moments in History - F.O. Stanley and Abner Sprague

    In this video, long time resident Pieter Hondius shares his colorful encounters with Estes Park legends, F.O. Stanley and Abner Sprague.

  • The Stanleys - A Legacy Of Inspiration

    This video explores the life of Flora and F.O. Stanley who dedicated themselves to the development of the Estes Valley. The Stanleys were instrumental in the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park as well as the Town's infrastructure including the school, the library and the first bank. Th...

  • Moments in History - The Dream of Enos Mills

    This short video celebrates the dream of Enos Mills to establish a National Park in order to preserve the wild nature of the Rocky Mountains. Mills traveled across the country lobbying for establishing Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Take a Ride on a Stanley Steamer

    Sue Davis from the Stanley Museum in Maine shows off a Stanley Steamer automobile and talks about its connection with F.O. Stanley, his brother and the world famous Stanley Hotel.

  • Historic Fall River Hydroplant

    JJ Rutherford from the Estes Park Museum shares the history of this unique hydro plant which was built by F.O. Stanley in 1909 to bring hydroelectric power to his brand new hotel and eventually to the entire town of Estes Park until it was damaged in the Lawn Lake Flood of 1982.

  • Birch Cabin in Estes Park

    Robin Stitzel gives us a rare peak inside the Birch Cabin in Estes Park. The cabin was built in 1908 by Albert Birch, city editor for the Denver Post, and was placed on the State Register of Historic Places in 2001.

  • Tracks in Time

    Trace the history of Estes Park from the first inhabitants (the Ute, Shoshone and Comanche Indian tribes) to the ranchers and hunters who made this land their home. Narrated by Nick Mollé

  • Rededication Ceremony, Sept. 4, 2015

    A short video featuring the rededication ceremony in honor of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th anniversary. On hand at the celebration were Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sen. Cory Gardner, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent Vaughn Baker and honora...

  • 25th Anniversary Duck Race - The Beginning and Early Years

    Jim Pickering interviews some of the people who were involved with the Duck Race during its earliest years.

    Special thanks to Derek Fortini and the Estes Park Museum, Nick Molle Productions, The Rotary Club of Estes Park and the Duck Race Committee, Teresa/Maria Widawski.

    Thanks to the particip...

  • The Living Dream - The Story of Rocky Mountain National Park

    The history of Rocky Mountain National Park is told with the help of historians, historical photographs and never before seen movie footage. It begins with the Native American and Mountain Man eras through the pioneers. It continues through the 20th Century and into modern times. A group of indiv...

  • Mal Walker - World War II

    Mal Walker was among the first servicemen to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day. These are his first-hand accounts from his time as captain in the US Army during World War II.

  • Tower of Love

    The story of the Historic Park Theatre and the fight to save it. In this documentary we're going to take you on a journey, both past and present, through the history of this beautiful movie theatre. Built in 1913, the Historic Park Theatre is oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi...