“The Power of Heritage and Place” - An Evening with Dana Crawford Past Event Location: 5:30pm at the Chief Theater (813 Lincoln Ave.) Cost: Free
Join us for a special evening with Dana Crawford, notable preservationist, developer and recipient of the Governor’s Citizenship Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens for their contributions to the vitality of our state.
Ute Indian Pow Wow Dance Performance and Presentation Past Event Location: Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium (45 Maple St.) Cost: Free
The Uintah River High School Nah- Na-Mah Culture Club will share their pow wow dances, music, and regalia in a special performance and historical presentation not to be missed. The Ute Indians were the original native inhabitants of the Yampa Valley, and the Tread of Pioneers Museum is thrilled to host these performers who will share their beautiful culture.
History Happy Hours Past Event 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.
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections Past Event Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO
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).
Human Imprint: The Structures, Artifacts and Evidence of Women at Historic and Exhibit Past Event Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO Cost: Free Artist: Sarah Gjertson
As a compendium to the works on view in the “Human Imprint” project, Gjertson will reveal the research and artistic process behind the project, including more information about specific sites and individual women whose lives remain relatively unknown.
AG Week Heritage Story Telling Event Past Event Location: Howelsen Hill Lodge (845 Howelsen Pkwy) Dates: 6:30-8:00pm
In celebration of agriculture appreciation week, community Agriculture Alliance & Tread of Pioneers Museum presents AG Week Heritage Story Telling event. Longtime perspectives on farming and ranching with with Bill Gay, Connie Wagner and Linda Long.
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.
Vandenbusche has been a professor of History at Western State College since 1962. He is the author of 11 books on western Colorado. He has deep knowledge and love of Colorado and skiing and is excited to share his passion with Steamboat Springs during Winter Carnival. www.treadofpioneers.org
Who Was the Sculptor in Buckskin? Past Event Location: Library Hall (1289 Lincoln Ave.) Cost: Free
Alexander Phimister Proctor: His life was his art. His living was his love for his wife, family & hunting in the West.
An evening with historian & storyteller Dave Lively.
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
Pioneer Christmas Story-time and Craft for Kids Past Event Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
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!
The 39th Annual Yule Log Hunt, sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, will begin on Monday, December 10. Each weekday’s clues will be posted on the museum’s 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 ten days, unless the log is found sooner.
Lost Art Revival Past Event
Location: Various Locations Steamboat Springs.
Lost Art Revival is a week-long event in September that celebrates traditional art forms that capture the spirit of Steamboat's Western heritage, unique sense of place and natural environment. Sign up for individual workshops, historical walking tour, and events or come for the full week and sign up for the Whole Hog. In partnership with the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Creates and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
Author Andrew Gulliford: The Woolly West Past Event Location: Library Hall (1289 Lincoln Ave) Cost: Free
Tales of cowboys and cattlemen dominate western history—and even more so in popular culture. But in the competition for grazing lands, the sheep industry was as integral to the history of the American West as any trail drive.Author and historian Andrew Gulliford explores the sheep industry’s place in the history of Colorado and the American West in his new book, The Woolly West.
Steamboat Springs Cemetery Tour with Historian Jim Stanko Past Event Location: Steamboat Springs Cemetery Cost: Free | Event Duration: 1 1/2 Hours
The Steamboat Springs Cemetery, established in 1882, offers a unique perspective on the people and events that shaped the town of Steamboat Springs and ...
“The Go-Backer” with author and historian Peter Decker Past Event 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.”
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.
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: email@example.com or 970-871-9151.
Location: Second floor Thunderhead/upper gondola building at Olympian Tribute Display Cost: Free
Meet Steamboat Olympians and hear their stories of triumph and hardship on their road to Olympic dreams. Presented by the Steamboat Ski Resort and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
Location: Legacy/Hutchison Ranch (35435 East Highway 40) Cost: Free
Join Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika and explore the history and winter ecology of the Yampa Valley on snowshoes. Then enjoy indoor storytelling and pioneer family activities. This is a family friendly event with all ages welcome though activities are focused on ages 8- 12. Registration required--call or email to reserve your spot: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-871-9151
Did you know there have been over 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park? Why is lodging now limited to outside the Park’s boundaries? What happened to the camps and resorts that used to be in the National Park? Lost Lodges of Rocky explores the transitions in lodging for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park. Engaging storyteller Dave Lively invites you to share the thought provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality unique to America’s first automobile-based National Park.
Don't miss this very special event for seniors during the 23rd Annual Festival of Trees. Come to the Tread of Pioneers Museum to enjoy refreshments and live music while mingling in the beautifully decorated trees. Don't miss the fun! No RSVP required.
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Join author Dagny McKinley as we celebrate her book Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp: A History of Art in Nature. In 1914, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield envisioned a secluded institution nestled in the mountains, where art and nature could intersect. By the 1920s, their remote school & camp in Steamboat Springs was serving as a hub for top dancers of the time. In addition to training thousands of dancers, the school showcased equestrian jumping and performed plays by the masters. The theater program eventually attracted many of today’s leading actors and actresses. Author Dagny McKinley presents the story of America’s longest continuously running performing arts camp
Location: Steamboat Springs Community Center Join the staff from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum for a walk through history as they share their insights into the pioneer experience of women who homesteaded the American West. The RMQM presenter, in period costume, will reveal the 1880s-1920s womens' experience utilizing the journals of women who lived during this time. Come hear from the diaries of pioneer women and see the beautiful textile creations that were made in their humble sod homes. $3 suggested donation
Cost: $5 donation for adults; kids and museum members FREE! Location: Crawford Home
Step back in time and tour the historic Crawford home. Built in 1894, the stately stone landmark at 1184 Crawford Avenue was the home of Steamboat’s founding family, the Crawfords.
Tours will begin on the half hour starting at 4:00pm–
last tour begins at 5:30pm. No RSVP– space is limited
This June will mark the 16th annual Wild Edible Feast – Yampatika‘s signature fundraising event. Freshly harvested wild plants, local meats, and awesome silent auction items – all of which are uniquely available this night only. Funds raised will stay in Routt County and go towards connecting people to nature by providing environmental education.
Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson presents a multi-media storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's federal works program created during the heart of the Great Depression. During its nine-year run beginning in 1933, over 57,000 men, known as the "dollar-a-day boys," served in Colorado, where they constructed hundreds of miles of roads, built bridges, worked on soil erosion control...
These limited edition fine art prints by renowned Western and Wildlife watercolor artist, Gary Hawk, capture the mood, quality and simplistic lifestyle that is uniquely our local heritage. The prints bequeathed to the Tread of Pioneers Museum by the Vernon Summer estate feature Vernon Summer, the quintessential cowboy, working on his Sidney ranch, just south of Steamboat Springs.
When: Saturday, Feb. 14 at 11:00AM and 3:00PM
Where: Tread of Pioneers Museum: 8th & Oak
Kids will examine antique Victorian Valentines from the museum collection, read the love notes inside, and make their own Victorian Valentines to take home. All materials included. Ages 4 and up with adult.
Featuring Fair Family Favorites: Celebrating 100 Years of the Routt County Fair Cookbook
Nancy Mucklow and other cookbook contributors will cook up their favorite recipes for participants to taste and discuss how recipes have changed over the last 100 years.
WhenFriday, Oct. 10 at NOON at the Tread of Pioneers Museum Where: Tread of Pioneers Museum. FREE!
Friday, July 11, 2014
9:00am – Noon
Leave the driving to us and join historian, Jim Stanko, as he recounts the history of the ghost coal mines as we travel by bus along Hwy 131 towards Oak Creek. In Oak Creek, we’ll tour the Tracks and Trails Museum with historian Mike Yurich. We will return to Steamboat by approx. noon. Meet at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
“Margaret Duncan Brown:
Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley”
Presentation by Mary Walker, Brown’s Decedent
Friday, Feb. 21 at Noon & 5:30 p.m.
at the Tread of Pioneers Museum—800 Oak St.
Beginning in 1918, Margaret Duncan Brown ranched alone for 47 years in the Elk River Valley of Routt County. Brown’s “indomitable spirit, her great sensitiveness, perception and philosophy of life” live in her diaries that are the foundation of the book Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley. Brown’s descendent Mary Walker will discuss the life and diaries of this most tenacious rancher. Call 879-2214 for more info. www.treadofpioneers.org
Featuring Ghost Stories from Historic Colorado When: Saturday, October 25
Three times offered: 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, and 8:30 PM Where: 1184 Crawford Ave.(corner of 12th and Crawford) Cost: $5 tour fee per person Ages: 10 and up - bring the family!
Physical Address: 800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs,
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 772372 Steamboat Springs,