Face to Face Project Seeks Nominations for Golden’s Most Influential Persons
GOLDEN, Colo., June 28, 2012 – Golden History Museums is seeking nominations for the most influential people in Golden to be included in its Face to Face project, which will include a commissioned set of portraits in celebration of the organization’s 75th birthday.
Almost three quarters of a century ago, Golden History Museums (then the Jefferson County Museum) commissioned a set of painted portraits commemorating notable individuals and their contributions to the Golden community. The artwork, which now hangs in the Golden History Center, included the likes of noted historic figures William Loveland, George West, and William Sarell, among others. Museum artist Leila Reece painted the portraits, and carpenter Lesley Beasley hand-carved each frame.
This year, Rick Souders, renowned photographer at Souders Studios in Golden, has been selected to create a new set of about 14 portraits for next year’s birthday celebration in February 2013.
“Before Rick can take the portraits, we need to make a list of people and choose the finalists,” said Mark Dodge, curator at Golden History Museums. “We need the help of people familiar with Golden’s recent history, so we’re asking Goldenites about the most influential people that are still living. Are they artists and activists, teachers and researchers, politicians, or business and industry leaders? Whose ideas and deeds have sparked dialogue and dissent, making Golden the best place in the world to live?”
Nominations will be accepted on the Golden History Museums website, as well as through a special hotline during regular hours at 303-278-3557, until 4:30 p.m. on July 31.
Submissions will be sorted by the following categories:
Final selections will be made in August 2012.
Golden History Museums connects individuals to Golden’s past through historic collections and interactive experiences. Golden History Museums is comprised of the Astor House Museum, Clear Creek History Park, and the Golden History Center.