The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Due to COVID-19, masks are still required in the museum and at all events and tours.
Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Exciting New Programs for Schools



History Take Out
Explore Colorado with a field trip in your classroom or at the museum! Learn about how people migrated through and around the state or learn about the industries that helped Colorado grow. These hands-on history resources were provided to the Tread of Pioneers Museum by History Colorado through generous grant funding. (Grades K-5; Colorado History state standards adapted). To schedule or learn more, contact Tamra at kkonold@treadofpioneers.org or 879.2214.

Moving Day: Colorado's Migration Story
This program explores the movement of people across Colorado from pre-history to 1870. Students become "experts" on one of the following cultural groups:

· Ancient Puebloans
· Utes
· Cheyenne and Arapaho
· Hispanos
· Mountain Men
· Miners

Museum staff will come to your classroom or gymnasium to facilitate this 60-minute program, or you can come to the museum. During the program, students explore artifacts, photographs and clues as they walk across a large floor map of Colorado, discussing the footprint each of these groups left on the state.

Pre-visit material will prepare students for this journey, while post-visit material will synthesize and expand their knowledge.

Western Work
This program explores the growth of industry across the state of Colorado from 1850 to present day. Museum staff will come into your classroom or gymnasium to facilitate this 60 minute program for up to 30 students. Students become “experts” on one of the following industries:

· Flour Mills
· Mining
· Saddlery and Spurs
· Ice
· Millinery and Dressmaking
· Sugar Beets

Using artifacts, photographs and clues, students will discover six industries around a large floor map of Colorado, exploring the history and impact of each industry.

Pre-visit material will prepare students for this journey, while post-visit material will synthesize and expand their knowledge.

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The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.

Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.