The museum is open.

Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm | Masks Still Required

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Hours: Tues & Sat: 11am-5pm
Due to COVID-19, masks are still required in the museum and at all events and tours.
Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Vision & Mission Statement

Mission Statement: To preserve, share and celebrate the history and heritage of Steamboat Springs and Routt County through quality and engaging exhibits, programs, and education.

Vision Statement: The Tread of Pioneers Museum is an indispensable cultural asset and historical leader that engages and educates the public and fosters an appreciation of our community’s history.

VALUES
  • INTEGRITY
  • STEWARDSHIP
  • HISTORICAL PASSION
  • COLLABORATION

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: Attitudes, behaviors and actions that are most important to working to our values

INTEGRITY
  • Be honest
  • Always act in the best interest of our community and collections in keeping with museum standards
  • Aspire to the highest standards of care and behavior

STEWARDSHIP
  • Honor our commitments to our donors and community
  • Be accountable
  • Collect and provide best care of collections and stories, based on our resources and industry standards
  • Be dependable

HISTORICAL PASSION
  • Connect people with our heritage – share the passion
  • Keep the story relevant – bring history alive
  • Be a leader – think outside the box
  • Be energized – take pride in where we live and the work we do

COLLABORATION
  • Build and value lasting relationships
  • Work across organizational boundaries – network at every opportunity
  • Work with partners to leverage strengths
  • Honor commitments to team members and partners

2019 STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: Key result areas, big areas of opportunity

  • ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH (Strategic Plan, Staffing, Facilities)
  • FINANCIAL STABILITY
  • COMMUNITY AWARENESS/ENGAGEMENT


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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.