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Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hours: Tues - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Current Events

Upcoming Events

Aug
19
Sun
Author Andrew Gulliford: The Woolly West…
7:00 PM
Aug
21
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
21
Tue
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
11:00 PM
Aug
22
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
23
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
24
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Aug
28
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
29
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
30
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
31
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Sep
7
Fri
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
4:00 PM
Sep
17
Mon
Lost Art Revival…
9:00 AM
Sep
18
Tue
Lost Art Revival…
9:00 AM
Sep
19
Wed
Lost Art Revival…
9:00 AM
Sep
20
Thu
Lost Art Revival…
9:00 AM
Sep
21
Fri
Lost Art Revival…
9:00 AM
Sep
22
Sat
Lost Art Revival…
9:00 AM
Sep
23
Sun
Lost Art Revival…
9:00 AM
Sep
26
Wed
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
2:00 PM
Oct
2
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Oct
3
Wed
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
11:00 AM
Oct
30
Tue
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
1:00 PM
Nov
6
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Dec
4
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Dec
11
Tue
Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief …
6:00 PM
Jan
1
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Feb
5
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Feb
12
Tue
Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief …
6:00 PM
Mar
5
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Mar
12
Tue
Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief …
6:00 PM
Apr
2
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Aug
11
Sun
Open House at the Crawford Home…
10:00 AM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Author Andrew Gulliford: The Woolly West
Sunday 8/19/2018 7:00 pm
Location: Library Hall (1289 Lincoln Ave)
Cost: Free
Tales of cowboys and cattlemen dominate western historyóand even more so in popular culture. But in the competition for grazing lands, the sheep industry was as integral to the history of the American West as any trail drive.Author and historian Andrew Gulliford explores the sheep industryís place in the history of Colorado and the American West in his new book, The Woolly West.
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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesday 8/21/2018 9:00 am
Tuesday 8/28/2018 9:00 am
Location: Howelsen Hill Lodge (845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free | Duration 1 1/2 Hours, Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge

Starts at Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This tour explores Steamboatís Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl ...
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Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections
Tuesday 8/21/2018 11:00 pm
Friday 9/7/2018 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9/26/2018 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10/3/2018 11:00 am
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO Cost: Free
Go behind-the-scenes with our Curator to see the thousands of artifacts being preserved in our on-site collections care facility (1/2 hr. tour).
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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesday 8/22/2018 9:00 am
Wednesday 8/29/2018 9:00 am
No Tour On July 4th
Location: Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot (1001 13th Street)
Cost: Free | Duration 2 Hours

Starts at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot on 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ...
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Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Thursday 8/23/2018 9:00 am
Thursday 8/30/2018 9:00 am
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum ( 800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free | Duration 1 1/2 Hours

Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy walking tour highlights the historic buildings and development of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils the stories of the town's founding ...
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Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Friday 8/24/2018 12:00 pm
Friday 8/31/2018 12:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum (800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free | Duration 1 Hour

Each one-hour program features a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it. Check back for speakers ...
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Lost Art Revival
Monday 9/17/2018 9:00 am
Tuesday 9/18/2018 9:00 am
Wednesday 9/19/2018 9:00 am
Thursday 9/20/2018 9:00 am
Location: Various Locations Steamboat Springs.
Lost Art Revival is a week-long event in September that celebrates traditional art forms that capture the spirit of Steamboat's Western heritage, unique sense of place and natural environment. Sign up for individual workshops, historical walking tour, and events or come for the full week and sign up for the Whole Hog. In partnership with the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Creates and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
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History Happy Hours
Tuesday 10/2/2018 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11/6/2018 5:30 pm
Tuesday 12/4/2018 5:30 pm
Tuesday 1/1/2019 5:30 pm
Location: Butcherknife Brewery (2875 Elk River Rd.)
Cost: Free
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum the first Tuesday of every month, October through April, at 5:30pm at the Butcherknife Brewery for our most popular event series called ďHistory Happy Hours.Ē The event takes the rowdy and raucous side of Routt County history out to the community and into beloved happy hour. To sweeten the deal, each attendee receives one free craft beer compliments of Butcherknife Brewery. See next page for topics.
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Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief Theater
Tuesday 12/11/2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday 2/12/2019 6:00 pm
Tuesday 3/12/2019 6:00 pm

Location: Chief Theater (813 Lincoln Ave.)
Cost: Free
Back by popular demand, the Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Films Series returns to the historic Chief Theater on select dates December through March at 6pm. Everyoneís invited to come out of the cold and into the warm and cozy Chief Theater to see all the fascinating films we have in store for you.
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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. Experience the rich heritage of Steamboat Springs through our ever- changing exhibits, tours, special events, and more. Become a member to receive program and event invitations and support our efforts to preserve and share the heritage of the Yampa Valley.

Guided Tours & Events

The museum offers three guided tours in the summer that take place throughout the Steamboat Springs community- Downtown Historical, Olympic Heritage and Mineral Springs (with Yampatika) Tours. Visit local historic landmarks and learn more about the fascinating heritage that makes Steamboat Springs a one-of- a-kind destination.

Storytelling Series

Join us for our current Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series. Find more details about these tours and seasonal programs.

Kids and Family Activities

Kids and Family Activities The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents dozens of annual programs and events enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.
Daily Treasure Hunt for Kids
Kids use the treasuer map to answer clues and riddles about artifacts at the museum. All children get to choose a prize from the treasure chest upon completing the treasure hunt. A fun and interactive way to learn about the history of Steamboat Springs.


School Tours and Programs
School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Museum staff tailor our school tours to the state required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.

 

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