Genealogy- Family History 101 on Zoom
Weds. May 27th 5:30-6:30pm
The Telluride Historical Museum is hosting a genealogy workshop!
Explore online resources to create your family tree, dig deeper into your genealogy, and discover new stories from the past. Director of Programs Theresa, also a professional genealogist for almost ten years, will walk you through the basics of where to start investigating the mysteries behind your ancestors.
*Please register in advance for this class and come with questions. *
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocuitrj8pGNBkvkvIc1FSIM_FNhAEr-67
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Want to get the scoop on what’s going on at the Telluride Historical Museum? Read our newsletter, News From the Front Porch Volume II, Issue 5. Included are a rundown of happenings, artifact spotlight, and gift shop favorite.
Want to know what’s going on at the Museum in April? Check out our newsletter, News From the Front Porch Vol. II, Issue 4
In light of recent announcements from local health officials to ‘shelter in place’ we suspended Daffodil Days sales. We are so very thankful to those who purchased and hope they bring some cheer to your home. Please share photos of your flowers with us!
email: [email protected]
In consideration of the health and safety of visitors, employees and the local community, the Telluride Historical Museum will be closing early for the winter season. Last day open will be Saturday, March 14. The Museum will undergo a thorough cleaning and is planning to reopen for summer on June 1.
“As a small nonprofit and important cultural institution for the community, it is an extremely difficult decision to close our doors early.” says Executive Director Kiernan Lannon, “We understand this pandemic is serious and affects everyone. Our highest priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors. We’ll do what we can to minimize the impact for our staff and think creatively on how we can continue to engage the community during the closure. We are very fortunate that we have such incredible support from our community and we will do what we must to get by during this challenging time. We look forward to doing our part to support our community at large.”
In an effort to promote social distancing, the spring fundraiser Daffodil Days will be taking place in a limited manner and will not include live sales at Alpine Bank or the Community Table on Colorado Avenue. Bundles of daffodils are available for purchase online and over the phone and will be available for pick up at the Museum starting Monday, March 16. Those who order bundles of five or more can have the flowers delivered free of charge.
The Telluride Historical Museum has already postponed their other fundraiser, The ‘70s Shindig. A future date has not yet been set. With the loss of revenue due to lack of admissions and a cancelled event, the Museum is hoping the community will take advantage of Daffodil Days to offer their support.
For questions or more information please call the Museum at (970) 728-3344 or email [email protected]
Official Statement: https://www.telluridemuseum.org/pressitem/museum-closing-early-for-winter-season/
With the health and wellbeing of the community in mind, we have decided to postpone The ‘70s Shindig. While this decision does not come lightly we believe it is the right and responsible action to take in light of the recent coronavirus outbreak. The health and safety of our community and supporters is of utmost importance to the Museum, and we do not want to do anything that would put people at risk. All ticket purchases will be refunded. We thank you for your enthusiasm around the event, and please stay tuned for a future date.
We are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely at the Museum and will continue to follow advice from the San Miguel County Department of Health and Environment, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Governor’s office. For now, the Museum is currently open with regular hours (Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and will still hold Daffodil Days next week as planned (a great way to support us!).
We have taken extra precautions to keep visitors safe. Common surfaces are being disinfected
multiple times throughout the day, hand sanitizer has been put out for guest
use, and interactive exhibit elements have been removed or shut down. Museum
staff continues to be vigilant about everyday preventative health measures and
encourages guests to follow everyday preventive actions as advised by health
officials including hand washing, covering sneezes and coughs and not visiting the museum when sick or experiencing symptoms of any kind.
The Shindig is an important fundraiser for the Museum and we will be hurting with its postponement. We will also experience a loss in revenue due to decline in visitation because of the outbreak and will be needing extra support now more than ever. If you would like to help the Museum, please donate at https://telluride-historical-museum.shoplightspeed.com/donation/ or reach out to our executive director at [email protected] Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to keep you updated and appreciate your support.
For official statement please visit: https://www.telluridemuseum.org/pressitem/museum-postpones-the-shindig-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/
Call the Museum to pre-order your bundles of daffodils or visit https://telluride-historical-museum.shoplightspeed.com/ and choose how many bundles you would like to purchase.
Thank you for supporting the Telluride Historical Museum and American Cancer Society!
Join us Saturday, March 14th at 6:30 p.m. for the return of the ‘70s Shindig. Sip on creative libations served by local legends, and revel in Telluride’s ‘70s history. Enjoy the one-night-only popup exhibit showcasing artifacts specially curated for the event while you sample a variety of beverages. Learn more HERE
Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door and include two free drinks. Purchase here: bit.ly/Shindig2020tix
You don’t want to miss this festive event!
Please note our holiday hours:
Dec. 24th: 11AM – 3PM
Dec. 25th: CLOSED
Dec. 31st: 11AM – 3PM
Jan. 1st: CLOSED
Have a wonderful holiday season!
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.