The images encompass decades of Colorado history — from perilous blizzard photos to snapshots of family-owned cottage cabins that predated Colfax’s abundant and now-famous motels — and tell the story of a street that, while always evolving, has retained its colorful character. And neon-sign enthusiasts can rejoice, since there is sure to be plenty of imagery of the glowing motel signage that has come to represent the longest continuous street in the United States.
The Golden Highway opens today at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 East Alameda Parkway in Aurora, and continues through March. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; admission is free. For more information, visit auroragov.org/museum or call 303-739-6666.
Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts: Dec. 17. Continues through March 30, 2013