For the sixth year, the Telluride Historical Museum will present An Evening with Ken Burns. This year’s screening will be Episode 5: The Rising Road from the PBS television documentary miniseries, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
Hosted at the Michael D. Palm theatre, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Ken Burns will give an introduction at 6:00 p.m. followed by a brief Q&A after the film and ending with a book and DVD signing with copies available for purchase.
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We are partnering with Mountain Trip for our second Hike Into History of the summer! This time we will be exploring Waterfall Canyon in Ophir with Kaylee Walden.
Telluride Historical Museum’s August Newsletter, News from the Front Porch Vol. I, Issue 8 is now available. Click the link to read about what’s happening at the Museum, learn about upcoming events, see our Artifact of the Month, and check out our new wooden postcards. >>> READ ME
Hike into History this Saturday with the Telluride Historical Museum and John Sir Jesse to learn about Arborglyphs. Arborglyphs are the carved markings seen on trees across the Telluride region.
This tour will take approximately 5 hours and is a moderate hike combined with driving portions. The tour will be carpooling from the Museum to Last Dollar road and other locations.
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Once again the Museum will host its annual Fourth of July festivities.
Free admission all day long and the sluice will be open.
Root Beer Float Fundraisers starts after the parade ends. $5 for a Smuggler Union Root Beer Float. New this year will be artist Brandon Berkel with his project Tell I Write Telegrams. Brandon will type out a personal note on one of his crafted postcards to send to friends and family near and far.
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The Telluride Historical Museum is excited to announce the return of Historical Walking Tours with Ashley Boling. Departing every Thursday from the Museum at 1 p.m. visitors will enjoy hearing the stories and seeing the sites of Telluride’s most significant moments. These tours are $10 for Museum members and $15 for nonmembers and will happen rain or shine, so prepare for the weather.
The Museum has once again partnered with the Town of Telluride’s Historic Architectural Review Commission to offer FREE walking tours of Telluride’s built environment. This tour focuses on historic preservation highlighting homes and buildings which have been preserved. It explains what historic preservation is, why it is important, and how Telluride works to retain its charming character. The HARC Tours will depart from the Museum at 11 a.m. the first and last Friday of June, July, August, and September.
For specific dates please click on our calendar.
Feel free to contact the Museum with any questions or for more information: 970-728-3344
The Telluride Historical Museum has kicked off the process to create our latest 3-year strategic plan. As part of the planning process, we are soliciting feedback from the community via a survey hosted by Survey Monkey. The strategic plan will enable use to advance our mission by evaluating the impact of our services and programs.
Telluride Historical Museum was honored with a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. The designation, given annually each May, is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year.
To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five with a specific minimum amount of reviews. To date, the Telluride Historical Museum has 151 reviews, with a four and a half out of five rating, and is ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Telluride.
Stop by to see for yourself what the buzz is about!
The Telluride Historical Museum will be open for summer on June 3 and will resume regular summer hours:
- Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
- Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursdays until 7 p.m. FREE all day for locals
Each week Historical Walking Tours with Ashley Boling will depart from the Museum Thursdays at 1 p.m. New this summer is an added free HARC (Historic and Architectural Review Commission) tour. Free HARC tours will take place the first and last Friday of each month during the summer. HARC tours focus on the built environment and architectural landscape of Telluride whereas the regular walking tours focus on stories and people of the community.
The 2019-2020 annual exhibit, If These Walls Could Talk: Preservation & Change, opens June 6. This immersive exhibition details the built environment of Telluride explaining its unique architectural assets that give town its character.
$7 General Admission
$5 Students (6-17)
$5 Seniors (65 and older)
Free for Museum members and children 5 and under
Free admission for active military personnel
The Telluride Historical Museum will be closed from April 7 through June 3. We’ll host an opening reception for the upcoming exhibit on June 6 with a members only sneak peak on June 5.
Thank you to everyone who came in for a visit, we had a wonderful winter! We also want to thank everyone who supported this past year’s annual exhibit, Children of Winter Never Grow Old: Snow Sports in the San Juans. We could not have completed it without your contributions. Thank you!
Although the Museum is closed, staff will be here Monday-Friday. We will be building our new annual exhibit, If These Walls Could Talk: Preservation and Change. If you’d like to stop in (and don’t mind the construction mess) please give us a call at 970-728-3344. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.