620 W. Bleeker St., Aspen, CO 81611 - United States
The Wheeler/Stallard Museum is a Queen Anne style Victorian home built in 1888. The first floor of the Museum is interpreted as a Victorian Aspen home and the second floor gallery features rotating exhibitions to explore area history.
In 1888, Jerome B. Wheeler built the home for his family in Aspen’s Victorian “West End” neighborhood. Despite his plans, his wife Harriet Macy Valentine Wheeler refused to leave their mansion in Manitou Springs, Colorado and the family never lived here. Edgar and Mary Ella Stallard moved into the house in 1905, eventually purchasing it in 1917. The family lived here for forty years. The house last served as the residence of the Aspen Institute’s president before the Aspen Historical Society purchased it in 1969.
On display in the second floor gallery of the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, Aspen Historical Society presents "Decade by Decade: Aspen Revealed," a history exhibition that offers a comprehensive view of Aspen’s fascinating past from the 1870s through the 1970s. With a focus on Aspen’s place in the historical landscape of America, the exhibit features poignant narratives, historical photographs, and artifacts that showcase the depth of the AHS Collection and illustrate the stories that shaped the community’s distinct identity. Guests of all ages will gain new knowledge about why Aspen is such a special place to live and visit!
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