May 7th – Mariano’s Crossing – Loveland’s First Family, Fact and Fiction

Join author David Jessup for a virtual journey into post-gold rush Colorado, when Mariano Medina, a Mexican trader, became the richest man in the Big Thompson valley. What caused the mysterious death of Mariano’s daughter, Lena? Why did Mariano’s Indian wife steal Lena’s body from their home? These questions, and more, will be explored in depth using historic images from the museum’s collection. Contact: David Jessup at (970) 481-8342.

Mariano's Crossing Book CoverDavid-JCost:          Free

Time:         5:00pm-6:00pm

Location:   Loveland Museum/Gallery, 503 N Lincoln Avenue, Loveland