Join the Telluride Historical Museum to celebrate the spirit of the season at Schmid Family Ranch. A favorite Telluride tradition.
Ornament & wreath making, sitting with Santa, sleigh rides, and Christmas music! Cowboy coffee, hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire. You can even cut your own Christmas tree!
Admission to the event is free. Donations are requested for crafts and food. Sleigh rides $5. $40 to cut your own tree.
After another fantastic summer season, the Telluride Historical Museum has closed for the fall off season. During this time we’ll be getting ready for our big Halloween on the Hill event, which includes our Haunted Hospital, and completing routine maintenance and cleaning in preparation for our winter season.
Staff will generally be in the Museum during the off season and, from time to time, we may be able to open parts of the Museum for tours during the time we are closed (depending on the various maintenance tasks and programming that might be taking place). Please contact the Museum to inquire about tour availability or to schedule an appointment with Museum staff. We can be reached at (970) 728-3344 or at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who stopped in during the summer! We hope to see you all at your Museum this winter!
Beginning this Friday, September 13, tours of Lone Tree Cemetery will be taking place weekly. Learn Telluride’s past via the stories of its most notable residents.
Meet at the Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. each Friday.
Members: $10 Nonmember $15
The Telluride Historical Museum is excited to partner with the Lone Tree Cemetery for an evening of storytelling honoring former Telluride residents interred within the historic landmark.
Guests, visitors, and cemetery supporters will interact with historical characters and learn the fascinating tales of the earliest residents who lived, worked, and died here as well as celebrate and honor recent community members we have lost including: Elaine Fischer, John Micetic, John McCarron and others.
All proceeds benefit the Lone Tree Cemetery Preservation Fund and donations are greatly appreciated. The cemetery board requests all guests to donate $20 for entry, and will graciously accept gifts from those who cannot attend.
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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.
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.