[THE MUSEUM BUILDING]
Built in 1896 as Hall's Hospital, 201 West Gregory Avenue served as Telluride’s hospital until 1964 when, due to a diminshing population, the hospital was closed. In 1966 the hospital re-opened as the Telluride Historical Museum.
Through the generosity of the American Legion Post and the Fairlamb Family, the town was able to acquire the historic building. In 1995, part of the exterior masonry crumbled, but Telluride voters elected to allocate public funds for restoration of the building. Seven years and $2 million later, the Telluride Historical Museum re-opened with a reinforced structure and a new blueprint for showcasing exhibits.
Ten rooms, each with their own theme, showcase different aspects of Telluride history. Hands-on, interactive and rotating displays engage all the senses, giving visitors new experiences, visit after visit.
If you are interested in renting the museum facilities to host a reception, meeting or event, please contact us at 970-728-3344.