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February 2014

Victorian Valentines

February 11, 2014 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM MST

Create your own Victorian Valentine! Come with a song in your heard and hear the history of the Victorian Valentine. Participants also get to create their own Victorian-inspired Valentine using colorful crafts and supplies. Free and open to the public.

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Historic Snowshoe Tour of Lizard Head Peak

February 15, 2014 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM MST

Led by Eco Adventures and the Telluride Historical Museum, this snowshoe trek to Lizard Head highlights the natural beauty and historic significance of one of Telluride's well known passes along the divide between the Dolores and San Miguel watersheds. Meet at the Telluride Historical Museum at 9:30 a.m. Snowshoe rental is included! Click here to purchase tickets!

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After School at the Museum: AC / DC!

February 19, 2014 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM MST

What does the "War of Currents" have to do with Telluride? Explore how AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current) power was harnessed in Telluride before anywhere else in the world. Make your own electrifying creation! In conjunction with the Telluride Historical Museum's exhibit Powerful Currents; Hydroelectricity in the San Juans, on display through March, 2014.

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Pre-sale begins for Daffodil Days

February 26, 2014 @ 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST
$10 – $12.00

Click here to place your pre-order!  

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March 2014

After School at the Museum: Wireless Electricity

March 19, 2014 @ 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM MDT

Come experiment with the wild ideas of wireless electricity and find out how Telluride's electrifying history weaves its way into the magical world of wireless.

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Museum Closes for Off Season

March 30, 2014

The Telluride Historical Museum will be closed for the Spring Off Season beginning Sunday, March 30. We will re-open on Thursday, May 22. Please call or email for private appointments or tours.

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June 2014

Historic Walking Tour

June 12, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MDT

Join long time local and storyteller Ashley Boling every Thursday through August 28 for this fun and lively tour about town! Learn more about the people, buildings, and events that make Telluride unique. Meet at the Telluride Historical Museum. There will be no tour on Thursday, July 3. $10 Museum Members / $15 non-members. Click here to purchase tickets

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December 2014

Museum closed

December 24, 2014 - December 25, 2014

Telluride Elks Club Christmas, 1910. THM 78-4381. The Museum will be closed for Christmas on Thursday, December 25. We will reopen to our normal business hours on Friday, December 26. Happy Holidays!    

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June 2018

HARC Walking Tour

June 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MDT

The Telluride Historical Museum will partner with the Historic Architectural Review Commission to offer complimentary tours of the historic Town of Telluride each month. Ever wondered why the town looks the way it does or what historic preservation is and why it's so important?  This is the program for you. The tours will take place the last Friday of each month and will depart from the Museum at 2PM.  The first tour will be on June 29th.

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October 2018

Roundtable with Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

October 6, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MDT

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 and all Ute and Native-American subjects of concern to local citizens. Audience members are encouraged to join in the discussions. About Regina: Ms. Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk was born and raised in Southwestern Colorado. She is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe; she has advocated for the land, air, water…

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Glade Hadden on Colorado’s Eagle Rock Shelter and 13,000 years of Living Well on the Western Slope

October 6, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM MDT

Eagle Rockshelter and 13,000 Years of Living Well on the Western Slope. Along with the Telluride Institute, the Telluride Historical Museum is co-hosting retired BLM archaeologist Glade Hadden of Delta, Colorado. Hadden uncovered the Eagle Rockshelter on the Gunnison River in Delta County, the oldest archaeological site in Colorado. The site uncovered artifacts to demonstrate near-continuous indigenous habitation of the Western Slope for 130 centuries. Dr. Glade Hadden has been a professional archaeologist for over 30 years, and has worked…

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Pay What You Want Day

October 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM MDT

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 choose their own admission price. After that we'll close our doors for fall and will re-open December 4th. (But come see us for our Haunted Hospital on Halloween night, October 31st). Just a reminder our Winter Hours are 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Thanks for a great summer!

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October 2019

Halloween on the Hill

October 31, 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM MDT

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 31st for Halloween on the Hill. The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. where every house on N. Fir will have a Halloween Host passing out candy. At 7 o’clock the Haunted Hospital will open its doors for all of those who dare to enter. All ages are encouraged to Trick-or-treat. The Haunted Hospital will be a scary! The Haunted Hospital is an annual fundraiser for the Telluride Historical Museum and is $10 for unlimited…

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