Museum After Dark - Event Recap

Annual Museum After Dark Gala

Event Date

Friday, November 11, 2011 - (11.11.11)


Snow and Ice Gala: Reliving the Ice Age without the Frostbite


A sell-out crowd of 740 guests were immersed in an Ice Age world of sparkling snow and ice to enjoy cocktails, food, dancing and a unique silent auction among some of the world's most amazing scientific treasures. The event theme connected with the Snowmastodon Projectâ„¢, the museum's largest fossil excavation completed last summer near Snowmass Village.

Funds Raised

100% of table purchases, ticket prices, and auction dollars will support the Museum's education programs for the next generation of scientists.


  • Event Chairs: M. Ray Thomasson & Merrill Shields
  • Museum After Dark Committee: Susan Adams, Lisa Appel, Katie Behnke, Emily Carpenter, Barbara Crocker, Cathy Carpenter Dea, Peter Dea, Ginny Freyer, Francisco Garcia, Henry Gordon, Lorie Gordon, Lauren Henry, Wayne Hutchens, Walter A. Koelbel Jr., Dave Liniger, Mary Pat Link, Harold R. Logan Jr., Anne McCarthy, Susan McIntire, Pam Powell, Eric Resnick, Mark Sexton, Karyn Sparks, Kristin Strohm, Sondra M. Talley, Christina Bearmanm, Von Wald, Ed Warner, Jackie Warner, Mary Willis
  • Entertainment: Sure Thing and The Moderators, Denver's most prominent business leaders
  • Major Sponsors: CH2M HILL and GH Phipps Construction Companies

2nd Annual Young Professionals After Dark Soiree

From 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. more than 150 young professionals joined the celebration to explore exhibits after hours, mingle, and enjoy "ice" cap cocktails to the sounds of a live DJ. Young Professionals After Dark Soiree Committee: Ben McConahey (Chair), Sarah Barrett (Event Chair), James Scott, Jeffrey Felder, Michelle Gomez, Auna Jornyvaz, Jennifer Leitsch, Elizabeth Lichty, Jennifer Morrison, Jennifer Hohensee Skeen, Emily Talley, Rick Talley, Tiffany Talley


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