Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hours: Tues - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Current Events

Upcoming Events

Mar
26
Tue
Human Imprint: The Structures, Artifacts and Evidence of Wom…
12:00 PM
Mar
29
Fri
A Taste of History - Historic cooking methods, recipes, and …
12:00 PM
Mar
29
Fri
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
4:00 PM
Apr
2
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Jun
15
Sat
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
10:30 AM
Jun
21
Fri
Mesa School Open House…
10:30 AM
Jun
25
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
26
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
26
Wed
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
12:30 PM
Jun
27
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
2
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
3
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
9
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
10
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
11
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
11
Thu
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
12:30 PM
Jul
16
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
17
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
17
Wed
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
3:00 PM
Jul
18
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
23
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
24
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
25
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
25
Thu
Mesa School Open House…
2:00 PM
Jul
30
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
31
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
1
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
2
Fri
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
9:00 AM
Aug
6
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
7
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
7
Wed
Mesa School Open House…
3:00 PM
Aug
8
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
11
Sun
Open House at the Crawford Home…
10:00 AM
Aug
13
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
14
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
15
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
20
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
21
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
22
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
27
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
28
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
29
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Sep
5
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Human Imprint: The Structures, Artifacts and Evidence of Women at Historic and Exhibit
Tuesday 3/26/2019 12:00 pm
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.
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A Taste of History - Historic cooking methods, recipes, and food tastings.
Friday 3/29/2019 12:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Cost: Free
Last Friday in January, February, and March at noon in the community room.
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Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections
Friday 3/29/2019 4:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO Cost: Free
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).
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History Happy Hours
Tuesday 4/2/2019 5:30 pm
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.
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Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors
Saturday 6/15/2019 10:30 am
Wednesday 7/17/2019 3:00 pm
Friday 8/2/2019 9:00 am
Location: Yampa River Botanic Park (1000 Pamela Ln.)
Cost: Free | Event Duration: 1 Hour
When Lulie Crawford was eight years old, she came to the Yampa Valley in 1876 with her family from Missouri. She loved to be outside exploring and finding wildflowers. From these experiences, Lulie developed a love of the natural beauty of the Steamboat Springs area and its wildflowers, which she captured in her watercolor paintings.
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Mesa School Open House
Friday 6/21/2019 10:30 am
Thursday 7/25/2019 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8/7/2019 3:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse ( 34191 Hwy40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487)
Cost: Free
Duration 2 Hours
Step back in time and tour this historic gem while learning about student and teacher life in Routt County’s rural one-room schools. Pioneer kids activities and games included. Co-sponsored by Historic Routt County
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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesday 6/25/2019 9:00 am
Tuesday 7/2/2019 9:00 am
Tuesday 7/9/2019 9:00 am
Tuesday 7/16/2019 9:00 am
Location: Howelsen Hill Lodge (845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free | Duration 1 1/2 Hours, Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge

Starts at Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This tour explores Steamboat’s Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl ...
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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesday 6/26/2019 9:00 am
Wednesday 7/3/2019 9:00 am
Wednesday 7/10/2019 9:00 am
Wednesday 7/17/2019 9:00 am
Location: Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot (1001 13th Street)
Cost: Free | Duration 2 Hours
Starts at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot on 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ...
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Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Wednesday 6/26/2019 12:30 pm
Thursday 7/11/2019 12:30 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse (33985 Hwy 40)
Cost: Free | Event Duration: 2 Hours
Join us at the historic Mesa School (33985 Hwy 40) for pioneer activities and crafts for kids ages 5 and up with adult. Activities include a Mountain Man demonstration showing how these rugged men of the past survived in the wilderness, a spinning wheel demonstration showing how wool goes from sheep to sweaters, including a hands-on drop spindle spinning activity, and candle dipping.
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Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Thursday 6/27/2019 9:00 am
Thursday 7/11/2019 9:00 am
Thursday 7/18/2019 9:00 am
Thursday 7/25/2019 9:00 am
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum ( 800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free | Duration 1 1/2 Hours
Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy walking tour highlights the historic buildings and development of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils the stories of the town's founding ...
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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. Experience the rich heritage of Steamboat Springs through our ever- changing exhibits, tours, special events, and more. Become a member to receive program and event invitations and support our efforts to preserve and share the heritage of the Yampa Valley.

Guided Tours & Events

The museum offers three guided tours in the summer that take place throughout the Steamboat Springs community- Downtown Historical, Olympic Heritage and Mineral Springs (with Yampatika) Tours. Visit local historic landmarks and learn more about the fascinating heritage that makes Steamboat Springs a one-of- a-kind destination.

Storytelling Series

Join us for our current Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series. Find more details about these tours and seasonal programs.

Kids and Family Activities

Kids and Family Activities The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents dozens of annual programs and events enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.
Daily Treasure Hunt for Kids
Kids use the treasuer map to answer clues and riddles about artifacts at the museum. All children get to choose a prize from the treasure chest upon completing the treasure hunt. A fun and interactive way to learn about the history of Steamboat Springs.


School Tours and Programs
School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Museum staff tailor our school tours to the state required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.

 

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