Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration at Schmid Ranch

PR 2014-11-04 Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration at Schmid Ranch
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The Telluride Historical Museum’s presents this year’s
Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration at Schmid Ranch

The Telluride Historical Museum is once again bringing the holiday cheer this year with its popular 6th Annual Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration. On Saturday, December 6 from 12-4pm, bring the family to Telluride’s most well-loved holiday tradition at the historic and scenic Schmid Family Ranch on Wilson Mesa.

This December marks the 6th year the Telluride Historical Museum has partnered with the Schmid family to host the Celebration. Every year this free, family event grows with new activities, tasty treats, and crafts. This year, visitors can enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides, visits with Santa, wreath making, and picking out a Christmas tree. Hot cocoa and cowboy coffee will be served alongside tasty chili. It is an outdoor event so be sure to dress warmly.
Located on Wilson Mesa in the shadow of Wilson Peak, the historic Schmid Ranch contains over 900 acres of rolling hills and trees. Designated a Centennial Farm in 1995, the land was first homesteaded by the Schmid family in 1882, growing to a working ranch that harvested hay for Telluride’s livestock.

To this day the ranch is still owned by the Schmid family who are dedicated to sharing their unique property with the community while maintaining a way of life that honors the land. It continues as a working ranch, while also offering lodging, hunting, and film opportunities, like the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film due to begin filming on December 8.

If you’d like to go behind the scenes of this holiday tradition, volunteers are needed! From 11am – 4:15pm for shifts of 1 to 2 hours, enjoy the beauty of Wilson Mesa while lending a hand with our fun activities! Contact Anne Gerhard at 728.3344×2 or anne@telluridemuseum.org for more information.