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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

2012-2013 Museum Expansion Project



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.

Please click here to view and/or print our Expansion Project Architectural Drawings.



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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.