“Dead Sea Scrolls” Now Open
“Dead Sea Scrolls,” the exhibition that has captivated millions around the world, opened March 16 at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
The regional premiere of this exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back more than 2,000 years. Ten scrolls will be displayed when the exhibition opens. Due to strict preservation requirements, 10 different scrolls will arrive halfway through the run to replace the 10 initial scrolls. This will make it possible to see a total of 20 scrolls while the exhibition is in Denver. Each rotation includes a scroll that has never before been on public display.
In addition, more than 600 authentic artifacts from the ancient Middle East will immerse guests in historic traditions and beliefs that continue to impact world cultures today. The authentic objects include inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terracotta figurines, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry and a 3-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, believed to have fallen in 70 A.D.
Timed tickets will be required, and advance reservations are strongly encouraged. For tickets and information, visit DMNS.org/DeadSeaScrolls or call 303.370.6000.
P3 to Kick off “My Mainstreet,” the Ultimate Strategy for Downtown Parker
Partnering for Parker’s Progress (P3) aspires to make downtown Parker even better. Through a robust market analysis and public engagement process, P3 will identify the community needs and wants for development of four vacant lots on Mainstreet. The project began in February and will be conducted through October.
Public involvement will be critical to the success of this initiative. Residents will have ample opportunity to provide feedback and guide improvements over the nine-month duration of the program. To learn more about the project, visit P3Parker.com/My-Mainstreet.
P3 will partner with residents, business owners and developers to come to a consensus on what the community would like to see built on the sites and what is feasible for the private market to develop.
At the end of the My Mainstreet initiative, P3 and the town of Parker will be armed with guidelines that will be used as the framework for developers interested in building in downtown Parker.
Town of Parker Announces Innovative New Online Engagement Tool
Do you care about the Parker community, but family, work and life obligations don’t leave you with much time to participate? If so, you’ll love Let’s Talk Parker, the town’s new online engagement tool.
This innovative new platform offers residents another easy option for getting involved and providing feedback on town projects and initiatives at a time that fits with their own personal schedule. The site can be accessed by logging on to LetsTalkParker.org or through the “Let’s Talk” button on the main page of the town of Parker website at ParkerOnline.org.
“We understand that our residents are busy, and public meetings can be difficult to attend,” Town Administrator Michelle Kivela said. “The input of our residents is valuable, and we need to provide new and innovative feedback tools to help them engage when it’s convenient for them.”
The first offering of its kind in Douglas County, Let’s Talk Parker will feature information about a wide variety of projects and initiatives, including potential public developments, plan updates, community enhancements and more. A quick platform sign-up will let you provide comments and suggestions and keep you in the loop about future updates for the projects you’re personally interested in.