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Antique Safe Opened
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Rex Theatre Curtain

The painted theater curtain, sporting ads from local businesses of the times, hangs in the Historical Museum, until recently accompanied by decades of accumulated dust and grime. A local fine arts restorer, Lisa Capano, completed cleaning of the curtain in mid-August, and you can see the difference in the before and after from this partially cleaned segment. Lisa also restored the antique safe that is now on display at City Hall and is shown in the rotating photo banner at the top of this page. Stop by the Museum to see the rejuvenated curtain!

One of Colorado's 2016 Most Significant Artifacts!

The votes are in! The Louisville Historical Museum is honored that its Rex Theatre curtain has been selected as one of Colorado’s "Ten Most Significant Artifacts in 2016."

Thank you to everyone who supported the Museum's and City's efforts to preserve our local history!

Antique Safe

Over the years, Louisville residents became very familiar with the City's antique safe, as it was a working safe situated behind the lobby service desk at City Hall. Minutes of old handwritten Town Council minutes, which date back to 1894, reveal that Louisville likely purchased the safe in 1895. The earliest recollection of the safe by a current resident was that of Helen Caranci, who remembered working with the safe when she began working for the town in 1943 at the age of 19. It was used to lock up important papers and money.

In late 2006, to prepare for the renovation at City Hall, the safe was moved to the City Services building, then located on Empire Road. It had been previously determined that the safe was too large to fit through any of the doors of the historical buildings of the Museum campus.