ECLIPSE CARNIVAL Poe Project 2023 3:00pm-5:00pm, 310 N. 7th Street Grand Junction, Colorado
Eclipse Carnival is an event celebrating the
more...0 partial lunar eclipse with entertainers from the upcoming staging of Eclipse the Musical, written by Scott Betts, adapted from Eclipse, the first novel of Dalton Trumbo (the man in the bathtub on Main Street). Dalton Trumbo was born in 1905 and grew up in Grand Junction. He wrote this novel in his 20s about a fictionalized version of the town. Lowell School, the venue for this location, was built about the same time as the novel was written. 100% of booth sales and donations go to the Horizon Drive BID Chapter of Optimist International. The goals is to continue to provide after school art programming with Wunder Club and to open an art gallery for kids living on and near Horizon Drive. The Poe Project is a month-long festival springing off with Poe Week from October 1st through 7th annually, culminating on the date of Edgar Allan Poe's death. We invest in our community by giving a portion of the proceeds from each and every event to the local non-profit of the sponsor’s choice. The Poe Project is spearheaded and presented by Geek Parties of the Grand Valley. The sponsor of Eclipse Carnival is the Mesa County Historical Society. The mission of the Mesa County Historical Society is to ensure the future of the complete and ongoing history of Mesa County, Colorado by growing the active organizations holding that history and preserving and providing access to the records of that history.