Annual Adult Spelling Bee Returns! Come MissBEEhave at the wildest event of the year!

Anne Gerhard
Director of Programs and Exhibits
Telluride Historical Museum
(970) 728-3344 Ext. 2
2015-2-19 PR-FILING CODE For Immediate Release

Come MissBEEhave at the wildest event of the year!
Telluride, Colorado (February 19, 2015) – Mark your calendars, the event you’ve been waiting for is back! Gather your friends and make a BEEline for the most outrageous fundraiser of the year: the Telluride Historical Museum’s 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee!

On Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm at the Sheridan Opera House, the Museum has upped the ante, bringing in MC Mitch Mishky, an outrageous costume contest, swell prizes, a 50/50 cash raffle, free popcorn, an incredible silent auction, a cash bar, and three local celebrity judges: Jim Looney, Marilyn Branch, and Charlie Kane.

Each team works together to spell words of all difficulty levels, wearing hilarious costumes, competing for fabulous prizes! Masters of the Hive win a coveted spot on the permanent Hive Plaque displayed in the Museum amphitheater as well as serious bragging rights. Best Costume winners take home some intense flash with the most enormous trophy ever BEEstowed. And the team crowned Fan Favorite receives three prized 2015 festival tickets.

General Admission to the Bee is $5. Teams are $25/person, but to make sure returning contenders throw their hats back in the ring, all returning teams receive a registration discount. To make the game even more interesting, the team that sells the most general admission tickets to the Bee receives two additional drink tickets per person! To register your team of three visit

And let’s not forget the silent auction. Bring your checkbook to bid on such fabulous items as a First Light skiing day, exclusive golf packages, a Madeline Hotel spa day, a guided 4×4 day trip and more!

All proceeds from the event benefit the Telluride Historical Museum, helping to preserve local history and create fun, educational (and often free!) regional programming.

To register your team, purchase General Admission tickets, or with questions, contact Cecile Murias at 970.728.3344 x5 or at