The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is pleased to announce a grant award of $40,000 from the Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area toward the completion of the Water Zone exhibit in the new museum.
The Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area has awarded the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery a grant of $40,000 to complete design and construction of the Water Zone exhibit, exploring the historic and contemporary impact of the river on northern Colorado communities, including water rights, agriculture, recreation and more. Although the Poudre River is a small river, it has played a pivotal role in the development of the Colorado System of Water Law, and is associated with innovations in water delivery and measurement systems. In addition to exhibit elements, the grant will support the development and implementation of educational programs and public outreach. The Museum of Discovery and Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area look forward to the educational and experiential opportunities for the Fort Collins community presented through this partnership.
Congress designated the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area “to provide for the interpretation… of the unique and significant contributions to our national heritage of cultural and historic lands, waterways and structures within the Heritage Area.” The Cache la Poudre River Heritage Area was the first to be established west of the Mississippi, and extends for 45 miles to include the lands within the 100-year flood plain of the Cache la Poudre River. The Poudre Heritage Alliance, the governing body for the Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area, is composed of representatives from local governments, organizations and the general public, and serves to guide its programs and activities.
For more information about the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area please visit http://www.poudreheritage.org.