Statement And Logistics:
The Basalt Regional Heritage Society is a non-profit organization that exists to define, preserve and communicate the heritage and rural lifestyle of the Basalt Region. This will be done through collections, presentations, exhibitions and educational programs designed to interpret the history and pre-history of the Region for the community.
The Basalt Regional Heritage Society was founded in 2000 by: Libby Pettit, Janice Duroux, Nancy Maurin, Terri Zeits, Wendy Glassier and Susie Evans. These women felt that there was a need to preserve Basalt's history for future generations. In the first year of operation they acquired funds for and commissioned three bronze sculptures which reflect the ranching, fishing and railroad heritage of the Basalt Region. They also organized and hosted the Basalt Centennial Picnic, the Flag Day Fund raiser and the Fireside Chat series.
The current board of Janice Duroux, Nancy Maurin and Diana Cordova Elliott, and the BRHS members continue with these programs and have added a Historical Walking Tour and the Flag Day Celeberation as well as several fund-raisers to keep the BRHS viable. Their current project is the restoration of the Arbaney Barn into a living Museum. In 2003 the bylaws for the BRHS were adopted.