Royal Gorge Regional Museum
Built as the city's municipal building in 1927, the Royal Gorge Regional Museum educates visitors about the area's history. Exhibits, which are regularly changed, typically feature artwork, dinosaur fossils, films and Native American art and artifacts. The building itself was designed in the Moderne style, which is characterized by classical structure but with a more plain facade. The museum features a fireplace with dinosaur fossils, petrified wood, minerals and a stalactite.
Backstory and Context
Wittmer, Sammy. "Canon City Municipal Building." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places. August 18, 1983. http://focus.nps.gov/GetAsset?assetID=3c5f215f-69eb-4400-bca1-f081a2463035.