Monthly Archives: July 2018

Feasting on History

July 24th, 2018

The Telluride Historical Museum is excited to announce its 15th annual Feasting on History fundraising dinner.  This year’s event, which will take place on Friday, August 17th, will be a progressive dinner hosted by Becky & Bill Deupree, Shari & Pete Mitchell, and Ingrid & Brian Poulin in the Adams Ranch area of Mountain Village.

In order to highlight the Museum’s newest annual exhibit, Children of Winter Never Grow Old: Snow Sports in the San Juans, the theme of this year’s Feasting will be snow sports. The evening will feature a guest speaker to give a short presentation on Telluride’s history as a winter playground, along with cocktails, a sumptuous dinner, delicious dessert, and a wide array of fantastic friends and supporters of the Telluride Historical Museum!

The night will kick off with a cocktail hour at the Deupree residence (102 Singletree Ridge, Mountain Village) at 6PM before proceeding to the Mitchell home (112 Singletree Ridge) for a seated dinner, and concluding at the Poulin house (110 Singletree Ridge) for dessert and dessert drinks.  The Museum would like to thank its incredibly generous hosts for opening their beautiful homes for the event!

Tickets for Feasting are $250 with all proceeds supporting the Telluride Historical Museum’s mission of preserving and presenting the rich history and heritage of Telluride and the surrounding region, and can be purchased by clicking the link below or calling the Museum at (970) 728-3344.   Seating is limited; get your tickets today!

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Family Night – We Need Your Help!

The Telluride Historical Museum is looking for volunteers for its Free Family Night at the Museum: Snow Sports in July.


The event, which is being held on Monday, July 30th, is being presented in partnership with the Wilkinson Public Library and revolves around the Museum’s new annual exhibit: Children of Winter Never Grow Old: Snow Sports in the San Juans.


Family Night kicks off on Monday, July 30th at 5:30PM and will feature pizza, food, and free admission to the Museum. Families will experience the rush of winter through hands-on stations focusing on snow sports and snow science. Guests can take away crafts and enter a free raffle for a chance to win exciting winter sports-themed prizes.
The Museum needs multiple volunteers to help with with the following positions: 
  • Food management  (5:15-7:15, approx. 2 hour shift) 
  • Stamping/assisting at the activity stations (5:15-7:15 approx. 2 hour shift) 
  • Photography (5:30-7:15 approx. 2 hour shift) 
  • Tear down (7:30- 8pm)
Please contact Theresa Koenigsknecht, Director of Programs and Exhibits, with questions or to volunteer.


Phone: 970-728-3344 x2

Town Council Approves Horse Drawn Wagons

On May 29 Telluride Town Council unanimously voted to amend Telluride Municipal Code Chapter 7, adding a division applicable to horse-drawn carriage rides, thus establishing a regulatory framework for permitting possible tours.

The Telluride Historical Museum is delighted by the council’s decision, and are thankful for the support they’ve received through the process. The museum’s partner, Telluride Wranglers, have submitted an application for a permit and together will be offering historical tours via horse drawn conveyance once approved

Stay tuned!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Historical Wagons Tours please contact the museum directly.