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2nd Annual Miner's Ball--Thank You!



FRIDAY, January 9th, 2015 6:00pm
AT KOCHEVAR’S SALOON AND CATERED BY JASON VERNON OF SOUPCON BISTRO
WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM HARRY HARPOON 
DANCING


Thank you to the entire community for supporting the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum and for making our 2nd Annual Miner's Ball such a success!  Special thanks to Jason Vernon of Soupcon Bistro, Diner and the Town of Crested Butte, the Crested Butte Mountain Theater, Matchstick Productions, Camp 4 Coffee, the Kontos Foundation, Elin Farrington, Cricket Farrington, Ian Wrisley, Paul Merck, Lisa Merck, Linda Wilson, David Russell, Isabel Russell, and the CBMHM Board. Look for this event again next year!



The Crested Butte Mounatin Heritage Museum is now open for our winter season!
Hours:  11:00am to 5:00pm daily

 
Step back in time and experience the heritage that makes Crested Butte so distinctive
The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
is located in t
he center of historic Crested Butte.
We have transformed "The Hardware" or "Tony's Conoco" into the town's only historic repository. 


Our Museum Exhibits explore coal mining in Crested Butte from the early 1880's to the 1950's and the long history of skiing in the Gunnison Valley.  Guests can investigate everday life of "Crested Buttians" in our Home Life Exhibit and the Betty Spehar Children's Exhibit, as well as wacky, local celebrations like Flauschink.  The model town and railroad has been elected the most popular exhibit at the Crested Butte Museum, complete with distinctive buildings along Elk AvenueThe Big Mine, the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, and infamous buildings like the Old Rock Schoolhouse, Kochevar's and the Forest Queen.  And, of course, the Museum would be incomplete without the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. 

Be sure to
visit the Museum Store, featuring photo reproductions from Crested Butte's history, books, childrens' toys, garden and home decor, and gifts to please your family and friends at home.    


Come sit by the potbelly stove and reminisce about the old days of Crested Butte, or recall Hardware Store merchandise from the past...we've left the shelves as they were when Tony Mihelich closed the doors.  From ceiling to floor, and everything in between, our Museum should certainly be on your list of things to do in Crested Butte.  And, our Museum is fully wheelchair accessible!
 

Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum :: 331 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224 :: 970-349-1880