Film screening, “1878-1913: Historic Landmarks of Telluride”

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

Don't miss your chance to see the premier screening of a "1878-1913: Historic Landmarks of Telluride," a film produced by the Sheridan Opera House, the Telluride Historical Museum, and the Town of Telluride. Screenings are at 5:30, 6:00 & 6:30 p.m. Admission is free!  

Free

FREE Swing Dance Lesson!

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

Join locals Laura and Lance Colbert for a FREE and laid back beginner swing dance class at the Sheridan Opera House. Learn to cut-a-rug and pick up some new moves for the Telluride Historical Museum's "Swingin' at the Sheridan" swing dance on June 6. A second class will also be held on Tuesday, June 3 […]

FREE

FREE Swing Dance Lesson!

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

Join locals Laura and Lance Colbert for a FREE and laid back beginner swing dance class at the Sheridan Opera House. Learn to cut-a-rug and pick up some new moves for the Telluride Historical Museum's "Swingin' at the Sheridan" swing dance on June 6. "Swingin' at the Sheridan" is in celebration of the Telluride Historical […]

FREE

Exhibit Opening, “Voices of Wartime: Telluride During WWII”

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

  Be the first to see the Telluride Historical Museum's new annual exhibit, Voices of Wartime: Telluride during WWII.  Experience wartime Telluride from those who lived and fought during this tragic twentieth-century conflict.  The era is brought to life through vibrant oral histories, period film reels, iconic images, and never before seen artifacts. This event […]

Free

Swingin’ at the Sheridan!

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

Calling all dolls and dreamboats! Put on your dancin' shoes for a 1940s G.I. Swing Dance at the Sheridan Opera House! Jive to a live swing band, enjoy booze at the cash bar, and jitterbug the night away at this dynamite dance! This event is in celebration of the Telluride Historical Museum's exhibit opening, "Voices […]

$1010

Telluride Unearthed: Uranium Mining on the Western Slope

Wilkinson Public Library 100 W Pacific Ave, Telluride

More about Dr. MIchael Amundson Dr. Amundson is a professor of history at Northern Arizona University. His research focuses on the Atomic Age in the American West. As a relatively new field, Atomic History incorporates all things nuclear including such fields as community, environmental, cultural, social, political, and scientific history. Dr. Amundson is also a […]

Free

Richard Kurin lecture and book signing, “Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects”

Wilkinson Public Library 100 W Pacific Ave, Telluride

                        What do Martha the last passenger pigeon, a fragment from Plymouth Rock, and Julia Child’s kitchen have in common? Each of these objects tells an important story about the diverse history of America. These and 98 other objects are part of The Smithsonian’s […]

Free

After School at the Museum: Uranium Mining

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

What does Uranium have to do with Telluride?  Explore how Uranium mining was important to Telluride during WWII, then make your own glow-in-the-dark uranium inspired art! A FREE program in conjunction with the Telluride Historical Museum's exhibit "Voices of Wartime: Telluride During WWII" on display through March 2015 The event takes place Wednesday, June 25 5:15 […]

Free

Free Admission All Day – Annual 4th of July Program

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Live entertainment at our annual fourth of July program with Ute dancers and lemonade from 12:30 to 3:00 and free admission all day at the Museum!

Free

11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour Through Telluride

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Don't miss the 11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride! Join us for a guided walk through Telluride’s Historical District, learning about important landmarks and making visits to the finest gourmet restaurants in town. Restaurants include: Flavor Telluride, The River Club, there..., Smuggler's Brew Pub, La Marmotte, Arroyo, Telluride Truffle, and Flavor […]

$175 – $250

11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Don't miss the 11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride! Join us for a guided walk through Telluride’s Historical District, learning about important landmarks and making visits to the finest gourmet restaurants in town. Restaurants include: Flavor Telluride, The River Club, there..., Smuggler's Brew Pub, La Marmotte, Arroyo, Telluride Truffle, and Flavor […]

$175 – $250

Intro to Conservation Photography with Artist Riley Arthur

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Learn more about the local history of Telluride, the basics of conservation photography, and join in at a shoot at Alta Lakes. Sign up by emailing info@telluridearts.org Limited space available.   Bring: Yourself and your camera. DSLR preferred but not required. Meet: at the Telluride Historical Museum. Be prepared for a trip up to Alta Lakes […]

Free

11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride! Join us for a guided walk through Telluride’s Historical District, learning about important landmarks and making visits to the finest gourmet restaurants in town. Restaurants include: Flavor Telluride, The River Club, there..., Smuggler's Brew Pub, La Marmotte, Arroyo, Telluride Truffle, and Flavor […]

$175 – $250

11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride!

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride! Join us for a guided walk through Telluride’s Historical District, learning about important landmarks and making visits to the finest gourmet restaurants in town. Restaurants include: Flavor Telluride, The River Club, there..., Smuggler's Brew Pub, La Marmotte, Arroyo, Telluride Truffle, and Flavor […]

$175 – $250

11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Feasting on History: A Culinary Tour of Telluride! Join us for a guided walk through Telluride’s Historical District, learning about important landmarks and making visits to the finest gourmet restaurants in town. Restaurants include: Flavor Telluride, The River Club, there..., Smuggler's Brew Pub, La Marmotte, Arroyo, and Telluride Truffle! TOUR […]

$175 – $250

An Evening with Ken Burns, film screening of “The War,” and audience Q&A

The Palm Theater 721 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride

Join us for this special film screening and discussion with award-winning, documentary film director Ken Burns and his film, "The War." This special event celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Allied invasion of France in June 1944. Book and DVD sales will also be available courtesy of the Between the Covers Bookstore. Tickets: $20/ Adults […]

$15 – $20

Book signing with Susan Dalton, “Telluride: A Silver Past, A Golden Future”

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Photo by Heather Sackett Join us for a book signing with author and Telluride local Susan Dalton in celebration of her book, "Telluride: A Silver Past: A Golden Future." Susan's new book about Telluride chronicles the town’s history from the early days when only the Uncompahgre Utes roamed the valley to today when homegrown skiing […]

Free

2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

  Gather your friends and make a BEELINE to the Telluride Historical Museum's 2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee, Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at the Sheridan Opera House! $15 General Seating  |  $50 Premium Seating Quick links: 2nd Annual Spelling Bee Rules Purchase Tickets Register your Team   Thank you to our BEE supporters! […]

$15 – $50

Haunted Hospital

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Gather your courage for a haunted journey through Telluride’s former hospital. Bring your friends and get ready to be spooked! Friday, October 31, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. $10 / $5 students (must present student ID) Click here to purchase advance tickets!  

$5 – $10

Telluride Gives 12.13.14!

On December 13, 2014, or 12.13.14, the Telluride Foundation and other local nonprofit organizations hope that every single citizen will log-on to www.telluridegives.org and contribute to their favorite local charities. Donors search for and choose a nonprofit and give directly to something that will make a difference and celebrate the magic of the Telluride region. This year, help support […]

Museum closed

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

The Telluride Historical Museum will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year's Day. Happy holidays!

Celebrate Telluride as a Place of Invention: film screening of “Hydro Power” and student presentations

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

Join the Museum and The Pinhead Institute as we celebrate Telluride as a "Place of Invention" with an advanced screening of Rocky Mountain PBS' "Hydro Power" and student presentations! Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Sheridan Opera House. A FREE event! In 2013, the Museum and The Pinhead Institute were selected by the Smithsonian's Lemelson […]

Free

An Evening with the 10th Mtn. Division: 20th anniversary screening of “Fire on the Mountain” and audience Q&A

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

Join us for "An Evening with the 10th Mountain Division: 20th anniversary screening of "Fire on the Mountain" and audience Q&A.  On Friday, February 6, 2015, veterans from the 10th, along with Telluride filmmakers George and Beth Gage and Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Famer Johnnie Stevens will host the 20th Anniversary screening of […]

$25 – $250

3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, , Telluride, CO 81435

Gather your friends and make a BEELINE to the Telluride Historical Museum’s 3nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at the Sheridan Opera House! Admission: $5/ General seating Click here to purchase tickets! Teams of three work together to spell and win fabulous prizes! Returning teams receive a registration discount. Masters […]

$5

Día de los Niños, at the Wilkinson Public Library

Wilkinson Public Library 100 W Pacific Ave, Telluride

Join the Museum and other area partners at the Wilkinson Public Library for El día de los niños (Children's Day), an annual celebration of children, families, and reading. Visitors will also meet other families, learn about local educational resources, and connect children to the world of learning. The Museum will have a historical-themed photo booth […]

Free

Museum re-opens for summer!

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Museum re-opens for summer on Thursday, May 28! Our summer hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Thursdays open until 7:00 p.m. - Locals get in free!)

Annual Exhibit Opening: ‘Forces of Nature: Telluride’s Prehistoric Journey’

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Join us for our exhibit opening of the Museum's 2015-16 annual exhibit, Forces of Nature: Telluride's Prehistoric Journey! Refreshments and a behind-the-scenes tour included - Free and open to the public. More about Forces of Nature: Telluride's Prehistoric Journey What was Telluride like before there were people? Before the ski resort, the mines and even […]

FREE

An Evening with Ken Burns: film screening of The Civil War

The Palm Theater 721 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride

Join us for this special film screening of episode 5 of The Civil War and discussion with award-winning, documentary film director Ken Burns. Episode 5: "The Universe of Battle" focuses on Gettysburg, the costly battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. Click here to purchase tickets Ken Burns has been making documentary films […]

SEPTEMBER ART WALK +TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Join us for a night of trivia and fun for the September Art Walk! No need to put together a team, Museum trivia is an individual sport. This will be an open house event with wine, snacks, prizes and more!

free

Historic Pub Crawl

Cornerhouse Grille 131 N Fir Street, Telluride

Come learn the history of Telluride's popular drinking establishments, hear and share stories from days of yore, and enjoy great refreshments and even better company

$35

Snowshoe Tour: “These Shoes are Made for Walking”

The Aldasoro Ranch was founded by Basque sheepherders who established their historic and beautiful ranch outside Telluride. Their habit of carving on Aspen trees gives us a glimpse nearly a hundred years later into the lives of the Basque sheepherders of the San Juan Mountains. Join Telluride Adventure Center guide John SirJesse for an exclusive […]

$100

Root Beer Float Fundraiser

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Come to the Museum after the Fourth of July Parade and celebrate with root beer floats and free admission!

FREE

Historic Architecture Tour

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Historic Architecture Tour Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Meet at the Museum Join architect and longtime local George Greenbank for this behind the scenes tour of Telluride’s historic architecture. George shares his extensive knowledge of and experiences with the structures that make Telluride unique. $10 members | $15 nonmembers admission to […]

Red Light District Walking Tour

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 5:30 - 6:30 Join the Telluride Historical Museum and award-winning poet Kierstin Bridger on a tour through Telluride’s notorious, historic Red Light District. Tour begins at the Museum. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Museum. Members - $10 | Non- Members - $15

Red Light District Walking Tour

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Join the Telluride Historical Museum and award-winning poet Kierstin Bridger on a tour through Telluride’s notorious, historic Red Light District. Tour begins at the Museum. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Museum. Members $10  |  Non-Members $15

An Evening with Ken Burns

The Palm Theater 721 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride

An Evening with Ken Burns Sunday, August 27th | 6:00pm – 9:00 pm |$25 / $20 Museum Members / $5 Students (7-17) | Palm Theater       Join preeminent historical documentary filmmaker Ken Burns for a screening of an episode from his documentary, JAZZ. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with Ken Burns and book […]

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Schmid Ranch

GPS - Schmid Family Ranch 37.916775, -107.976180

Celebrate the season with this FREE Telluride tradition! Find your Christmas tree, make a wreath, enjoy hot cocoa, go on a sleigh ride, visit with Santa, and more at the Schmid Family Centennial Ranch on Wilson Mesa. Visit with Santa from 1-3pm. Sleigh rides for $5 from noon to 3:30pm. There is a suggested donation […]

Fireside Chat: Ice Cream Social Show and Tell

The Livery Norwood 1555 Summit Street, Norwood

Bring your treasures or antiques for a show and tell presentation and old-fashioned ice cream tasting followed by a tour of the log cabin museum, or just come for the […]

Free

Roundtable with Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

Telluride Museum

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk of Towaoc, former co-chair of the Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition and past Ute Mountain Ute Tribal councilmember, will hold a roundtable at the Telluride Historical Museum on any […]

Free

Pay What You Want Day

Telluride Museum

For our last day open of the summer we are offering all patrons to pay what they want for admission! We'll be open from 1:00 p.m.-5:00p.m. and anyone visiting can […]

Tomboy Bride Fest

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of quintessential Telluride reading, Tomboy Bride, with readings, refreshments and Tomboy Bride’s Grandson, Rob Walton as well as award-winning Colorado author and Tomboy Bride Foreword writer Pam Houston. You will also be able to purchase a cop of the new 50th Anniversary Edition of the book which includes a new foreward […]

Feasting on History

For this year’s Feasting on History we will be hosting a brunch! Space is limited. If you are interested in attending this invite-only event please send an email to pepper@telluridemuseum.org or purchase tickets here.

Historical Walking Tour

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

Hear the tales and see the sights on this lively tour about town. Learn about some of Telluride’s most notable citizens and famous stories and see where Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank!

$15

CLOSING EARLY at 2:30pm – Telluride Reserve Event

Telluride Historical Museum 201 W. Gregory Ave., Telluride

The Museum will be closing early to the general public at 2:30pm on Friday, August 18. Please plan your visit accordingly for this day. The Telluride Reserve will be hosting "History of Sparking Vintages" in our Weatherford Gallery from 3:30 - 5pm.