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Titanic dinner buoys historical bash

Preparations are under way for the Durango Heritage Celebration, which begins Thursday. Danica Tarkington, right, banquet director, and Emily Spencer, sales manager, both with the Strater Hotel, clean up items in the Strater’s warehouse that they will use for the hotel’s Titanic Dinner on Friday night. The event sold out in just 10 days in May.
Bonnie Brennan shows off a pair of antique ladies boots as she and Suzanne Parker create a Halloween-themed showcase display at Durango Public Library to promote the upcoming Durango Heritage Celebration, which will begin Thursday.
Emily Spencer, right, sales manager, jokingly puts a ship captain’s hat on Danica Tarkington, banquet director, while the two explore all things nautical in the Strater Hotel’s warehouse. The women are selecting items to set the scene for the hotel’s sold-out Titanic Dinner on Friday night.
If you go

The RMS Titanic Dinner Banquet, Grand Victorian Ball: Winter Fantasy and Durango Heritage Banquet are sold out. But there are plenty of activities available for those who would like to know more about Durango’s history. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

For more information, visit www.durangoheritagecelebration.org.



Thursday



7 p.m.: Six Dollar String Band Concert featuring music from before World War I in the Henry Strater Theatre. Free, with donations suggested.



Friday



10 a.m.: Fashion Show and Brunch: Victorians & Edwardians at Play – How the West was Fun. Henry Strater Theatre. $25.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Durango Emporium, featuring mainly handmade Victorian accessories. Strater Hotel.

1 p.m.: Historic Trolley Tour with historian Duane Smith as newspaper publisher David Day. Trolley leaves from in front of the Strater. Meet at least 15 minutes before departure time. Space is limited.

2:30-4:30 P.M.: Miss Tabitha’s Victorian Dance Class. Sharon Guli will teach some of the basic steps for the ball, such as the Virginia reel, Spanish waltz, quadrilles and square dances. For ages 12 and older. Extension Building at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

4-6 p.m.: Happy Hour. Diamond Belle Saloon at the Strater.



Saturday



11 a.m. to noon.: Greenmount Cemetery Tour – Early Durango Movers and Shakers. Donations accepted to support the La Plata County Historical Society.

1 p.m.: Lecture: “Who was Sheriff Thompson?” by Smith. Oak Room at the Strater Hotel.

1-4 p.m.: Victorian Ladies’ Arts. Workshops on the structure and ornamentation of Victorian ladies’ hats by Loreli Thayer, Sue McDonald, Trudy White and Suzanne Wingfield. Hats will be available for purchase. Animas Museum, at West Second Avenue and East 31st Street. $4 museum admission fee.

2:30 P.M.: Men’s Costume Contest registration, begins at 3 p.m. Diamond Belle Saloon.

3:30 P.M.: Historic Trolley Tour with Ann Butler as newspaper publisher Caroline Romney. Leaves from in front of the Strater. Space is limited.

4-6 p.m.: Happy Hour. Diamond Belle.

5 p.m.: Shoot-Out at the Strater. Begins in Diamond Belle, spills out onto E. Seventh Street.



Sunday



1:30 P.M.: Ballet Folklorico de Durango. On the patio at College Drive and Main Avenue next to Starbuck’s and Coldstone Creamery.

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Titanic dinner buoys historical bash

Preparations are under way for the Durango Heritage Celebration, which begins Thursday. Danica Tarkington, right, banquet director, and Emily Spencer, sales manager, both with the Strater Hotel, clean up items in the Strater’s warehouse that they will use for the hotel’s Titanic Dinner on Friday night. The event sold out in just 10 days in May.
Bonnie Brennan shows off a pair of antique ladies boots as she and Suzanne Parker create a Halloween-themed showcase display at Durango Public Library to promote the upcoming Durango Heritage Celebration, which will begin Thursday.
Emily Spencer, right, sales manager, jokingly puts a ship captain’s hat on Danica Tarkington, banquet director, while the two explore all things nautical in the Strater Hotel’s warehouse. The women are selecting items to set the scene for the hotel’s sold-out Titanic Dinner on Friday night.
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