The museum is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hours: Tues - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
970-879-2214 - Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Current Events

Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Annual Yule Log Hunt
Dec. 10-19
The 40th Annual Yule Log Hunt, sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, will begin on Tuesday, December 10. Each weekdayís clues will be posted on the museumís website and Facebook page, air on local radio stations, and will also be printed in the Steamboat Pilot/Today. A new clue will be released each weekday for up to eight days, unless the log is found sooner.
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Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief Theater
Tuesday 12/17/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 1/14/2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 2/11/2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 3/10/2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections
Friday 12/20/2019 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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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Pioneer Christmas Story-time and Craft for Kids
Saturday 12/21/2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Cost: Free
Kids will hear about pioneer and Victorian holiday traditions and stories and will create a special Victorian holiday craft to take home. While you're here, see the museum's holiday decorations and get some holiday shopping done in the Museum Store! Don't miss the fun! Ages 4 & up with adult. FREE!
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History Happy Hours
Tuesday 1/7/2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 2/4/2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 3/3/2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 4/7/2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Butcherknife Brewery (2875 Elk River Rd.)
Cost: Free
Sponsors Special thanks to the Rabbit Ears Motel and Butcherknife Brewery for supporting this event!
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.
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SNOWSHOE THROUGH HISTORY HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday 1/22/2020 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 3/18/2020 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: LEGACY/HUTCHINSON RANCH
35435 HWY 40, Steamboat Springs, CO
Cost: Free
Travel back in time with Yampatika and the Tread of Pioneers Museum as we explore the Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch on snowshoes before we head inside to warm up with some coffee, tea, cocoa, and warm alcoholic beverages While inside the warm Ranch House.
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A Taste of History - Historic cooking methods, recipes, and food tastings.
Friday 1/31/2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 2/28/2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 3/27/2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Cost: Free
Last Friday in January, February, and March at noon in the community room.
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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.
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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