Dec 21, 2010 5:57 PM by David Ortiviz

Rosemount Museum sparkles during the holidays

During the holidays a popular attraction is the Rosemount Museum. The historic landmark on Pueblo's northside is filled with hundreds of lights and decorations. "It's a really fun time of year for us, it's our busiest time, we see a lot of people for the holidays," said Deb Darrow, Director of the Rosemount Museum.

The delightful sounds of Christmas echo inside the gorgeous 24,000 sq. ft. mansion. Around Christmas time the Rosemount museum absolutely sparkles. "Thousands and thousands of lights," said Darrow.

Volunteers spend two and a half weeks decorating both inside and out. There are Christmas trees in almost every room. Plus, dozens of ornaments, knicknacks and holly. "The ladies like everything to sparkle," said Darrow.

Beyond the decorations, you'll see many of the home's original appliances and furnishings from an antique stove in the kitchen, to a stunning stained glass window overlooking the foyer.

"The house was completed in 1893. It was the home of John and Margaret Thatcher," said Darrow. The Thatchers were a prominent family, who owned the first store and bank in Pueblo. Their story has been kept alive by turning their home into a museum.

"So you can come to the museum at Christmas and you can get into the Christmas spirit, it's very fun and festive, but while you are doing that you learn a little bit of history as well," said Darrow.

The Rosemount Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. However, there are some special closings and openings during the holidays. The museum will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and it will close at noon on New Year's Eve. The museum is normally closed on Mondays, but will be open on Dec. 27.

The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for anyone ages 6 to 18, and children 5 and under get in free.

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