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The Ouray County Historical Society and

Museum's Memorial Brick Campaign

Become a permanent part of Ouray’s history by purchasing an engraved brick that will adorn one of the paths in front of the Ouray County Historical Society Museum leading to its new display windows.

In support of the Pat Donovan Memorial Endowment Fund, your contribution will not only honor the man who, as a member, and former president of the of the OCHS Board of Directors, gave tirelessly to the museum, but also will help to generate funds enabling the museum to carry out its many worthwhile projects.

Pat Donovan, a West Point Graduate, spent his career in military service and achieved the rank of Brigadier General. After spending only 6 days in Ouray, he and his wife Betty, who were sweethearts since high school freshman, decided in July 1987, that Ouray would be the perfect place to retire. Donovan became interested in the Ouray County Historical Society (OCHS) and served on the Board of Directors on and off between l988 and 2001. In 1997, Donovan enlisted Ann Hoffman to become its Executive Director for a 2 year tour of duty which subsequently was extended to 2005. Donovan served as president of the OCHS Board of Directors from 1997 to 2001.

The bricks are available for a $100.00 donation to the museum. Patrons may wish to have their own names or those of loved ones permanently etched into the bricks for prominent display in perpetuity on the museum grounds. What better way to show your support, become part of our “living history” and honor yourself or a loved one. For those who do not wish to purchase a brick, donations of any amount will be welcomed.

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The bricks are standard in size. The color will be Sahara Sand (gray/brown) with black lettering covered in epoxy for protection from freeze-thaw cycles. The engraving allows for 3 lines of one-inch text with up to 21 characters, including spaces, per line.


Please feel free to come by the museum to request an order form or order by phone for your own personalized brick. You can also download the order form and then mail it in. Order as many bricks as you wish. Your contribution goes toward a very worthy cause and all who visit the museum will know of your generosity. For further information call (970) 325-4576.

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