Monthly Archives: July 2023

Museum Closing Early and Street Closure on Friday, Aug. 28 for Front Porch Concert with Telluride Chamber Music

Please join us for a FREE FRONT PORCH CONCERT on Friday from 6-7pm outside the Museum, celebrating 50 years of Telluride Chamber Music with the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet. 

In order to prepare for the live music event, the Museum will be closing early Friday, July 28 at 3pm. 

N. Fir St. will be closed to vehicle traffic as follows from 4:30 – 8:30pm on Friday, July 28:

Join us for the Telluride Dinner Party, a Benefit supporting the Telluride Museum!

Support the Telluride Historical Museum for a night of festival-themed food and fun at the Town Park stage on August 24th, beginning at 5:30pm! This annual fundraiser will celebrate the unique history of 50 years of Telluride festivals while supporting the museum. Tickets include beverages and dinner in a unique venue. Experience the town park stage like never before with special guests representing various festivals.

Cocktail Hour: 5:30pm

Dinner: 6:30pm

The event will take place on the beautiful town park stage – rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Guests should note that parking is limited in Town Park and it will be necessary to walk to the stage. Please let us know if you have accessibility concerns. Kindly RSVP before August 16th. 

Email for more information. 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET(S). Reserve your ticket now – this is one you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are $250/person and are partially tax deductible. 

NOTE: We will not be sending physical tickets – all RSVPs/purchases will be put onto a will call list.  Thank you!

Join us for an upcoming Hike into History!

Hike and Jeep into History this Summer with the Telluride Historical Museum 

(TELLURIDE, Colo. – July 12th, 2023) 

For almost 20 years the Telluride Historical Museum (THM) has brought history to life beyond its walls through unique outdoor tours. The Telluride region is known for beautiful recreational opportunities and gorgeous scenery, it just so happens most of those routes or trails are brimming with history as well. 


The Telluride Museum’s “Hike into History” series is an annual offering of unique excursions into the wild and the past. THM is excited to present this summer’s line up of these special tours. On August 5th, join seasoned local guides Connie Colter and Dalen Stevens to explore the lesser known trails around Woods Lake. Participants will dive into the layered history of the area and learn about wildflowers and edible plants. This will be the moderate hike option of the year departing from the Down Valley Park at 9 am. It will include approximately 3.5 miles of hiking. 

If you’re looking for a more strenuous tour join THM and Sheep Mountain Alliance on August 19th, in celebration of Sheep Mountain’s 35th anniversary. Sheep Mountain will give attendees insight on their environmental advocacy over the past 35 years while exploring the lower portion of the Sneffels Highline. Ruthie Boyd, Sheep Mountain Alliance Program Coordinator, stated “we will be pointing out public lands on the route that have been conserved through advocacy and environmental policy for their outstanding values to our ecosystems and communities.” This will be a strenuous out and back exploration of the bottom of the Sneffels Highline Trail and will depart from the Museum at 9am. Participants are welcome to continue hiking following the program but are cautioned to plan accordingly as the Sneffels Highline is typically a difficult, full-day hike. 

Finally, jeep and hike on one final adventure on September 23rd with THM Board Member and mining historian, Rudy Davison. Davison will lead a jeep convoy to explore the Corkscrew Gulch Turntable, a narrow gauge railroad remnant near the ghost town of Ironton. This program requires a 4×4 vehicle and the museum is looking for volunteers with space in their vehicles. 

All participants are encouraged to bring plenty of food and water to the events, and to pack weather appropriate gear. Please take your activity level into consideration when joining one of these programs. These expertly-led and researched tours are truly special opportunities to explore and learn about new and old places in the region. More information is available for each hike on the museum website, where tickets are also available for purchase. Call or email Director of Education and Outreach, Theresa Koenigsknecht, at 970-728-3344, with questions or for more information about this exciting series.