Next week on Monday there will be a little chat about local history at the Basalt Regional Library.

The event is the creation of Miles Craft, a Basalt High School senior. Craft said in an email that he is working to attain the rank of Eagle Scout after having been part of the Basalt scouting program since first grade. Monday’s talk is part of his Eagle Scout project.

The talk will feature a panel of local residents, including a representative of the Ute Tribe. Speakers include Bennett Bramson, Leroy Duroux, Janice Duroux, Tony Vagneur, Rick Stevens and Skyler Lomahaftewah. Craft said in the email that these panelists are longtime residents from Basalt’s heritage families.

The panel will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the Basalt Regional Library, with refreshments served at the beginning.

The second part of Craft’s Eagle Scout project will include him coordinating his fellow scouts to freshen up the Basalt Regional Heritage Society’s architectural walking tour, he said in the email. The Heritage Society is a beneficiary of the Eagle Scout Program and Craft and his fellow scouts will be repainting the bear paw walking tour signs on the sidewalks as well as cleaning up the historical markers. The tour is self-guided and takes walkers around Basalt to see some of its oldest buildings, according to the Basalt Chamber of Commerce website.

Monday’s event is a great opportunity for history buffs to come hear stories from locals themselves and support a local student who is putting the work in to support our town.

“Come hear some great stories about Basalt’s history and find out about historic preservation efforts at this event,” Craft said in the email.