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Our wonderful home, Tony’s Conoco, needs care - including paint and roof repair. Maintaining this historic treasure is inherent to our mission and is a way that we keep our history alive and vital. Please consider making a donation towards this important campaign by clicking on the donate button at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your support!

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Betty Spehar Children’s Exhibit

Remembering a Local Legend through an Interactive Children’s History Exhibit

Learn something new about our local history while your kids, grandkids and little friends sit in old style school desks and do craft projects about historic Crested Butte! The Betty Spehar Children’s Exhibit features self-led and parent administered activities for children, distinguished by height and complexity. This Exhibit features new activities for children, including handkerchief crafts, inspired by our temporary vintage hanky exhibit, and dress-up hats from Betty Spehar.


What we can do in the Children's Exhibit

  • Create your own comic using pictures from old Crested Butte newspapers
  • Color vintage advertisements from The Crested Butte Ranger, the School's newspaper
  • Create letters and words with our alphabet puzzle
  • Read letters from Crested Butte residents from 1880-2004
  • Try on some of Betty's hats in our dress-up section
  • Measure yourself using the Conoco's gas measuring stick
  • Read about Betty's childhood in Crested Butte
  • Test your Crested Butte history knowledge with trivia questions on the wall
  • Sing the Fighting Rangers song from the School
  • Sit in our vintage desks and read, color, draw or do a word find- changed seasonally!
  • Get creative with our hand art- supplies provided