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Discovery After Dark Series: Frederick R. Baker – Soldier, Pioneer, Mayor

Released on Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Frederick R. Baker's diaries are part of a new exhibit at the Museum of Discovery.

Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on March 14th and follow the footsteps of Frederick R. Baker, a fascinating Fort Collins historical figure.

From serving as a guard for Abraham Lincoln, to arriving as a farmer in Fort Collins in 1873, to becoming a civic leader and four-term city mayor, Frederick Baker had life experiences that influenced Fort Collins identity today.

“Baker's whole life had been a busy one, and it can be truly said of him that the world is better for his having lived in it.” – Ansel Watrous

Local Fort Collins historian Brian Carroll will take us on a journey full of historical photographs and excerpts from Baker’s 1860s diary that detail his daily life and his reaction to President Lincoln’s assassination. This unique program is not to be missed!

Reserve your spot today for Discovery after Dark: Frederick R. Baker – Solider, Pioneer, Mayor on March 14th. Tickets are $10/$8 for members. Pre-registration is recommended. Tickets and more information available at