2012-2013 Museum Expansion Project
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is closed to the public, and all
events and programs are cancelled through April 30.
For over a half of century, the Tread of Pioneer Museum has served as the repository for Routt County and Steamboat Springs’ historical artifacts and cultural heritage. We collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit our heritage and history, here in the Yampa Valley.
The Tread of Pioneers Museum had outgrown its current space and ability to serve its visitors and honor its contributors. We completed a capital campaign to build a $1,000,000 facility to include additional display space with new exhibits and an environmentally controlled collections building. We broke ground on the project in April of 2012 and grand opening events featuring our entire new facility commenced Feb. 28-Mar. 2.
This project could not have been possible without the generous bequest from the estate of Gloria Gossard. Her signficant contribution turned this project dream into reality. We secured grant funding in the amount of $117,000 for the project from the following foundations and agencies: Gates Family, Boettcher, El Pomar, Museum and Heritage Fund, Colorado Group Realty, and TIC. We also want to thank the Allbright, Andrews, Chaney, Crawford, Dittman/Huffington, Fraser, Hefty, Orton, Sprengle, Steinberg, Summer, and Swanson families for their generous support of this project.
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to view and/or print our Expansion Project Architectural Drawings.