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Museum of Authenticity Beginning & Backstory

Museum of Authenticity Annex

119-B E. 1st Street, Salida CO 81201



a restaurant closing mid-afternoon

a stream of postcards sent from the American West

an article by a Turkish Nobel prize-winning author

a basket that answered a challenge

a dream that became reality


In an intriguing and inspiring forty-five minute presentation with slides, Thordis Niela Simonsen reveals how a gentle yearning for an unremarkable studio/gallery/residence of her own morphed into an intimate, but elegant museum of art & culture.


A conversation with the audience and book signing will follow the presentation.


Museum of Authenticity Annex

119-B E. 1st Street, Salida CO 81201


1 june wednesday 1–3 pm

2 june thursday 7-9 pm

3 june friday 7-9 pm

4 june saturday 10–12 am

5 june sunday 3–5 pm


cash or check only


$16 program only

$23 program and museum visit [expires 15 June 22]

limited seating / reservations recommended


In the spirit of safety for all, masks, social distancing, limited audience size, and proof of vaccination [if called for] will rule as long as the pandemic warrants these precautions.

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