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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Olympic Heritage Tours
Wednesday 2/21/2018 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2/28/2018 4:00 pm
Location: Howelsen Hill Lodge (845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free
Watch ski jumpers soaring through the air at Howelsen Hill! This tour explores Steamboat’s Olympic heritage, the multiple talents of Carl Howelsen, and the history of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Winter Carnival, Howelsen Hill, and ski jumping. With tour guide and historical interpreter, Marianne Capra. FREE!

Snowshoe Through History Happy Hour for Adults
Tuesday 2/27/2018 4:30 pm
Location: Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch (35435 East Highway 40)
Cost: Free
Join Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika at the Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch (35435 East Highway 40) for an informative snowshoe around the historic Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch. Then come inside and warm up with a complimentary happy hour and history talk. FREE event for adults over 21. Registration required--call or email Yampatika to reserve your spot: or 970-871-9151.

History Happy Hours
Tuesday 3/6/2018 5:30 pm
Tuesday 4/3/2018 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 “History Happy Hours.” 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.

Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Winter Film Series at the Chief Theater
Tuesday 3/13/2018 6:00 pm
Location: Chief Theater (813 Lincoln Ave.)
Cost: Free
Back by popular demand, the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Winter Films Series returns to the historic Chief Theater on select dates December through March at 6pm. Everyone’s 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. See next page for film details.

A Taste of History - Historic cooking methods, recipes, and food tastings.
Friday 3/16/2018 12:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Featured Recipes and Tastings for the Audience: Elaine Gay’s Sarvisberry Cobbler, Nancy Mucklow’s Buckle, and a surprise kringle. Local Steamboat coffee will also be served.

Historic Agriculture in the Yampa Valley
Monday 3/19/2018 6:30 pm
Location: Library Hall (1289 Lincoln Ave.)
Cost: Free
A night of storytelling: Longtime perspectives on growing up in the Yampa Valley. A special program in honor of Celebrate Agriculture Week, following up on our wildly successful 2015, 2016 and 2017 historic ag storytelling sessions which are now available in the archives at Tread of Pioneers Museum.

“The Go-Backer” with author and historian Peter Decker
Tuesday 4/10/2018 6:30 pm
Location: Library Hall (1289 Lincoln Ave.)
Cost: Free
After the Civil War, thousands of Americans and Europeans trekked west to secure a new home and farm under the provisions of the Homestead Act of 1862. But as historians have discovered, only three out of ten of these adventurers succeeded in achieving their dream. The other 70 percent—called the “go-backers”—either turned back toward home after one or two years, or if they “proved up” on their 160-acre homestead, they quickly “starved out.” It took courage and determination to survive on the western frontier. Homesteaders endured diseases and injuries without medical attention, Indian attacks, catastrophic natural disasters, lack of roads, and lonely isolation.

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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