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Daffodil Days Live Sales Happening NOW!

This is your annual chance to support both the Telluride Historical Museum and the American Cancer Society.

Live sales and pre-order pickups are happening now! The cost is $15/bundle of 10 daffodils.  All proceeds benefit the Telluride Historical Museum and American Cancer Society. Pick up your flowers at the Museum, or at the table on Main Street, located at the northeast corner of Colorado and Pine. We will be there Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, from 11am – 4pm. 


  • How many stems come in a bundle? 
    There are 10 stems in a bundle.
  • When can I pick up my pre-sale order?
    Orders will be available for pickup starting on March 14th.
  • Do you offer delivery?
    We do offer free delivery for anyone who orders 5 or more bundles.  Deliveries limited to Telluride, Mountain Village, Hillside, and Lawson.
  • Where can I pick up my order/purchase flowers during the live sales event?
    As of now, we are planning to have pick up and live sales at two locations – at the Museum and at the table on Colorado Avenue (at the North intersection of Colorado Avenue and Pine Street) from .
  • Do you ship daffodil orders?
    No, unfortunately due to the delicate nature of the daffodils we cannot offer shipping.

Winter Walking Tours

Welcome to our Winter Walking Tour Series!

Akin to our Summer Walking Tours, we will be offering Winter Walking Tours in the Town of Telluride during the remainder of our Winter Season! Please note that these tours are ONLY offered on Thursdays at 1pm, with dates of tour listed below. Please dress appropriately for Winter Weather, with shoes acceptable for potential ice and snow. Masks are required for any indoor stops while the mandate for the Town of Telluride is in effect.

Feb 3
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31


Every Thursday at 1pm
Starting February 3rd through March 31st, 2022
Departing from the Museum at 1PM, come along on a leisurely stroll to hear the tales and see the sights on our tour about town. Join museum staff in your warm layers and snow boots as they recount the people and events that make Telluride unique.
Learn about some of Telluride’s most notable citizens, famous stories and see where Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank!
$10 for Members
$15 Non-Members


Museum Closed for the Fall Off-Season

It’s been a wonderful season, Telluride!

We will be closed for the off-season beginning October 17, 2021, but will re-open on December 7, 2021. 

Thank you, and we’ll see you this winter season!

Our winter hours will be as follows:

11 am – 5 pm, Closed Sundays and Mondays

December 7, 2021 – April 2, 2022

Halloween Happenings

It’s one of the Museum’s favorite times of the year, and though we will not be operating the Haunted Hospital to be mindful of Public Health and general safety, we will have holiday fun for everyone on All Hallows Eve! Please note that both events listed here will be held on October 31, 2021. We can’t wait to see you!
Come on up to the hill (Fir St leading up to the Museum) for some Trick-or-Treat fun with our neighbors and the museum staff! There will be spooky decorations, games, and best of all, candy! We look forward to hanging out with you, and your families and friends then! Recommended for ages 12 and under, 4pm to 6pm.
This event is FREE!
After all the fun for the little ones is done, the ghouls and goblins will be out to play in our answer to a pandemi-fied Halloween experience: Night of the Telluride Undead! Follow the legend of Left Lucy Walker (our very own Franken-Museum Creation!) on an immersive, puzzling quest through Telluride History for a chance at prizes and glory!
This event is recommended for ages 13+. 
Please register in advance in either groups or as an individual, $50.00 for a team of 6 or $10.00 per person. Tickets available online at

2021 Fireside Chat Series Announced!

Join the Telluride Historical Museum for a series of free lectures and conversations this fall, learning about Telluride history through unique perspectives. Every Wednesday beginning Sept. 15, through Oct. 6.


Local historian and writer, Paul O’Rourke has written many fascinating articles for Telluride Magazine, diving deep into lesser known stories from Telluride’s past. For this Fireside Chat, he will be sharing his recent research on the history of the Telluride Post Office. 


Join former San Miguel County Program Director for Historic Preservation, Linda Luther at the newly restored Placerville Schoolhouse to learn about the history of the Schoolhouse, the historic restoration process, and stories along the way. 


Henrietta Cloud Brown is portrayed by her great-granddaughter Donnalee Brown through historical creative nonfiction in her new book Telluride Mountain Woman. With the help of first-person performers, experience the Brown Homestead itself come to life, as well as narrative style interviews, unique storytelling, and a book signing with the author. 


Local history expert Rudy Davison will be presenting and signing the third edition of his book, Rudy’s View, a thorough driving guide from Telluride to the top of Imogene Pass, including fascinating mile-by-mile historic and ecological information. 

Fireside Chats are free and open to all. 

Hike Into History – Keystone Gorge with Ted Wilson

Enjoy fall colors and learn more about a beloved Telluride Hike! Ted Wilson will be leading our final 2021 Hike Into History into Keystone Gorge to explore the history of the Keystone Placer Mine and its important place in Telluride History. This is a moderate loop trail. Food and water are recommended. Dogs are not permitted on this trail or in Lawson Hill. The tour will depart from the trailhead in Lawson Hill, located off of Society Dr. on San Miguel River Rd at 9am.

Call 970.728.3344 or click here to reserve your spot. 

$20 Non-Members and $15 for Members

An Evening with Ken Burns





















Due to the recent and ongoing developments with the COVID-19 Delta variant, this year’s Evening with Ken Burns film screening will unfortunately have to be canceled.  We were very excited to host the program this year, and we hope to be able to reschedule it in the future.  We appreciate your understanding, and apologize for any inconvenience.  

All ticket holders will be refunded at the point of sale, and the charges should be reversed in the next two to three business days.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Museum at (970) 728-3344 or contact Executive Director Kiernan Lannon ( [email protected] ) or Director of Public Engagement, Mary Higgins ( [email protected] ) via email.