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Remembrance Day, A Celebration of History and Life

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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The Telluride Historical Museum Presents “An Evening with Ken Burns”

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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Hike Into History, Arborglyphs

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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Fourth of July at the Museum

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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Walk Into History with THM

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

Telluride Historical Museum Awarded 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Telluride Historical Museum was honored with a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world.  The designation, given annually each May, is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year.

To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five with a specific minimum amount of reviews. To date, the Telluride Historical Museum has 151 reviews, with a four and a half out of five rating, and is ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Telluride.

Stop by to see for yourself what the buzz is about!

 

Opening for Summer!

The Telluride Historical Museum will be open for summer on June 3 and will resume regular summer hours:

  • Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays until 7 p.m. FREE all day for locals

Each week Historical Walking Tours with Ashley Boling will depart from the Museum Thursdays at 1 p.m. New this summer is an added free HARC (Historic and Architectural Review Commission) tour. Free HARC tours will take place the first and last Friday of each month during the summer. HARC tours focus on the built environment and architectural landscape of Telluride whereas the regular walking tours focus on stories and people of the community.

The 2019-2020 annual exhibit, If These Walls Could Talk: Preservation & Change, opens June 6. This immersive exhibition details the built environment of Telluride explaining its unique architectural assets that give town its character.

Admission Fees:

$7 General Admission
$5 Students (6-17)

$5 Seniors (65 and older)
Free for Museum members and children 5 and under
Free admission for active military personnel

Closed for the Season

After another fantastic summer season, the Telluride Historical Museum has closed for the Fall Offseason.  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 offseason and the, 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 protected]

Thank you to everyone who stopped in during the summer!  And we hope to see you all at your Museum this winter!