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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

Museum During the Pandemic


The Tread of Pioneers Museum is currently open limited hours, Friday and Saturday 11am-5pm during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and YouTube Channel for virtual events, programming and historical content. Our website contains a calendar of in-person events that will be held outside and at historical sites around Routt County this summer.

Please call 970.879.2214 if you need to speak with a staff person, as we are here working daily.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We are here are working hard to preserve, share and celebrate Routt County’s history!
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- The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute and Arapaho peoples

- Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns

- Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns

- We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Festival of Trees fundraising event this year. (2020)

- History Happy Hours are back this fall and winter!

- Tread of Pioneers Museum 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: Miracle on Buffalo Pass

- Virtual Brown Bag event! The Miracle on Buffalo Pass

- 31st Annual Friendship Powwow at the Denver Art Museum

- Steamboat Springs receives historic town records from CU Boulder Archives

- Mad Creek Geology and History Hike

- Tread of Pioneers Museum Receives Historic Town Records from CU Boulder Archives

- COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT! EDWARD S. CURTIS COLLECTION

- Mad Creek Geology and History Hike

- Downtown Historical Walking Tour - Every Thursday through September

- Olympic Heritage Tours with Six-time Olympian, Todd Lodwick

- Tales from the Tread: Creating community connections

- Virtual Brown Bag event! Growing Up in Steamboat Springs

- Book Signing - Local Author Rita Herold

- Mad Creek Geology and History Hike

- COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT! Perry Burgess Diaries

- History Happy Hours are back - Schedule

- History Happy Hour - TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021

- History Happy Hour - TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021

- History Happy Hour - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2021

- History Happy Hour - TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021

- History Happy Hour - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020

- History Happy Hour - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

- History Happy Hour - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020

- History Happy Hours are back

- Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp Cleanup

- Leckenby and Larson Awards Committee

- Mad Creek Geology and History Program fire cancellation

- Now open on Fridays! John Lanterman's new exhibit

- Museum Open on Fridays!

- Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns

- Downtown Historical Walking Tour

- Mad Creek Geology and History Hike Canceled

- Photos - 1945 Labor Day Parade in Denver

- Help us discover 1,000+ places where American women made history.

- First Friday Artwalk - John Lanterman

- Lens to the Landscape Exhibit

- Stop by to visit on our first day of re-opening!

- Tread of Pioneers Museum helping teachers and students

- Tales from the Tread: Museum receives historic town records

- Backyard concerts and private tours of exhibits for members

- Lithia Spring

- Backyard Concerts at the Museum - John Sant'Ambrogio

- Lens to the Landscape - Opening Reception

- Last Mineral Springs Walking Tour of the season

- First Friday Artwalk - Lens to the Landscape

- Town Company archive on Mountain TV

- 10th Mountain Division veteran Sandy Treat Memorial

- Opening on Fridays from 11am-5pm all of September

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: "Growing up in Steamboat Springs"

- Women's Vote Centennial Commissioners hopes and thoughts

- Ute Knowledge: Colorado's Original Scientists

- Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns

- Celebrating Women's Equality Day

- John Lanterman 2020 VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

- Learn more about our Brown Bag events

- Virtual Brown Bag event! How Women Won the Right to Vote in Colorado

- Donation - Two paper tickets from Stagecoach Ski Area

- Tour the Mesa Schoolhouse

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: "Let Women Vote: How Women Won the Right to Vote in CO."

- Tread of Pioneers Museum special presentation: Ute Rock Art

- A special museum presentation on Ute Rock Art

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: John Lanterman

- Susan B. Anthony, 1848, age 28

- Check out our collections spotlight

- Tour the Mesa Schoolhouse

- Olympic Heritage Tours with Six-time Olympian, Todd Lodwick

- History Buffs 4th Grade Memberships

- What Earlier Pandemics Can Teach Us About School

- Perry-Mansfield instructors refuse to let pandemic ruin dancers' summers

- John Lanterman 2020 VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

- 31st Annual Friendship Powwow at the Denver Art Museum

- Tales from the Tread: Lens to the Landscape' exhibit opens Friday

- Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: John Lanterman

- 10th Mountain history!

- Virtual Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series

- Lens to the Landscape- Opening Reception

- WHERE IN ROUTT COUNTY? Answer and win.

- Northern Ute tribe member Roland McCook: 5-23-2016

- Backyard concert John Sant'Ambrogio

- The Buffalo Soldiers and Service in Times of Injustice

- Roland McCook shares his story and the history and culture of the Ute tribe

- Steamboat's own Gordy Wren!

- Tour the Mesa Schoolhouse

- The history of the state's original inhabitants: the Utes

- Tread of Pioneers Museum Virtual Exhibit: The Springs of Steamboat

- Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors

- Olympic Heritage Tours with Six-time Olympian, Todd Lodwick

- Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns

- Lens to the Landscape- Opening Reception

- Colorado is called the Centennial State because it became a State in 1876

- Colorado's Birthday - Colorado is turning 144

- Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Event! "Sure! I Remember the '60s!"

- First Grand Entry - 2019 Ft. Duchesne Powwow

- Ute Indian Pow Wow Performance_May 16, 2019

- Downtown landmark joins Steamboat's Register of Historic Places

- Lens to the Landscape- Opening Reception

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: "Sure! I Remember the 1960s!"

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: Maxine Turner

- Music and Mineral Springs with John Sant'Ambrogio!

- John Sant'Ambrogio live at the museum tonight!

- Hands-On History @ Home: Special Edition

- Tribute Tuesday • Peter Prestrud • Hall of Fame Class of 1978 • Sport Builder

- Aug. 7 for First Friday Artwalk at the Tread of Pioneers Museum

- Lens to the Landscape: The Photography of John Lanterman. Opens August 7

- Downtown Historical Walking Tour

- Olympic Heritage Tours with Six-time Olympian, Todd Lodwick

- Colorado University Archives transfer of the Steamboat Springs records

- Safeway Building (744 Lincoln Ave) was built in 1939

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: Maxine Turner

- Tour the Mesa Schoolhouse

- Downtown Historical Walking Tour

- Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: Tales from Egeria and Oak Hills

- Detailed Steamboat history now available online thanks to amateur historian

- Olympic Heritage Tours with Six-time Olympian, Todd Lodwick

- Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors

- Grant from Colorado Humanities

- Virtual Brown Bag event! Tales from Egeria and Oak Hills with Rital Herold

- Flashback: Shannon Dunn-Downing's 2016 Hall of Fame induction video

- This week in history! 1943 Camp Hale!

- Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns

- Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors

- Brown Bag Storytelling Series: George Tolles "The Springs of Steamboat"

- Brown Bag Storytelling Series: George Tolles "The Springs of Steamboat"

- Springs of Steamboat virtual exhibit tour

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: The History of the Steamboat Pilot / Leckenby Legacy

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: James H. Crawford

- Tread of Pioneers Museum presents Natalie Stanko: One Room School Teacher

- Tread of Pioneers Museum's History Happy Hour: The KKK in Routt County

- 2020 Virtual Brown Bag Storytelling Series: The Springs of Steamboat

- Tour A Bison Ranch!

- Guided Steamboat Springs Downtown Historic Walking Tour

- Taste of History Program: Recipes from the Root Cellar

- History Colorado’s Moving Day, Part 1

- Moving Day Program, Part 2

- Moving Day Program, Part 3

- Arianthe' Stettner presents "150 Years of the Homestead Act in Routt County"

- Celebrating the Moffat Railroad

- Victorian House Kitchen “Then and Now”

- Telephone and School Exhibits “Then and Now”

- Homesteading Exhibit “Then and Now” Tour

- The first people in the Yampa Valley

- Ute Indian Pow Wow Performance May 15, 2017

- Ute Indian Pow Wow Performance May 16, 2019

- Jim Maguire, "Writers Who Put Steamboat on the Map & on the Page"

- “Why Old Places Matter”--Tom Mayes at Providence Preservation Society 2019 Annual meeting TomMayes

- Tales of the 10th with Flint Whitlock - at the CSM

- Pioneer Soap

- Tread of Pioneers Museum presents the History of Steamboat Springs

- History Happy Hour with Linda Wommack: Ann Bassett

- Tread of Pioneers Museum's History of Skiing in Steamboat Springs Video Exhibit

- Historic Film Compilation

- Double can bean bag toss

- Have you checked out all of the great videos we have posted on our Youtube Channel?

- Take a look at this early 1920s video footage at the Dawson/Carpenter Ranch!

- Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs hosts virtual book club for students, virtual tours of exhibits, lectures, collections, films and more.

- COLLECTION SPOTLIGHT - COLORADO DRIVER'S LICENSE, CIRCA 1920

- Kids! Have fun at home with our education coordinator Katie Earlougher Konold doing the historical game

- More shots from our WWII exhibit!

- Take a virtual tour of our WWII EXHIBIT!

- Scenes from our WWII Exhibit - "End of an Era."

- COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT! Brooklyn Saloon Music Box - take a listen and read all about it!

- Take a look at some of our local veterans we feature in our WW II exhibit.

- Pioneer Cooking-making hardtack

- Virtual History Happy Hour!

- Enchantment in the Rocky Mountains

- History Happy Hour with Laurel Watson

- Steamboat Springs: Fairview neighborhood Winter Carnival 1975- 1977

- The Milner Bank

- Historical Photos of Women's Suffrage

- Mary Cronin: The First Woman to Climb All of Colorado's Fourteeners

- The first chimes in Steamboat Springs

- COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT: The Memoir of Louis Summer of Sidney, CO

- MUSEUM COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT: THE MOFFAT TUNNEL

- The museum exhibit featuring the works of Gutzon Borglum will be featured in this virtual First Friday Art Walk tonight!

- Due to the pandemic, the Tread of Pioneers Museum is closed until further notice.schools is now suspended

- Boggs Murder and Grave

- Graves of Tuffy and Gorden Wren- Steamboat Springs Cemetery

- Steamboat Springs Cemetery Tour 2018

- Potter's Field at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery

- Dawson Cattle Ranch, Hayden, CO

- Give to the Tread of Pioneers Museum on CO Gives Day!






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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.