Our wonderful home, Tony’s Conoco, needs care. 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!Donate Now
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Donate Today! Preserve Tony's Campaign
Much like when Tony’s became the home of the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum in 2003, we’re at a crossroads once again for the future of the Museum. Time and Crested Butte's harsh climate have taken its toll on the building. In 2015/16, the Museum conducted a Historic Structure Assessment of our building, generously funded by a $15,000 grant from the History Colorado -- State Historical Fund. This extensive report identified areas considered critical, serious and minor for building preservation, and proposed a two-phased rehabilitation plan to address these issues.
Tony's Conoco now has a new roof, repaired siding and trim, a restored front door, a fresh paint job and new furnaces. Thanks to the generosity of of many individuals, businesses, the Town of Crested Butte and a $200,000 History Colorado -- State Historical Fund grant, we were able to complete Phase I in March! Now we're moving on to Phase II. During Phase I, we discovered that our exterior west wall is rotting, so repairing that is a priority. Phase II also includes the rehabilitation of our windows, doors, and floors, as well as the creation of a building maintenance plan. Furthermore, through this campaign, we aim to establish a building preservation fund that will allow us to proactively maintain the building into the future. Those costs amount to an estimated $470,000 total for the restoration and an additional $80,000 to seed fund a building preservation fund. That brings our total fundraising goal to $550,000.
We’re asking you, friends of the Museum and guardians of Tony’s legacy, to ensure that Tony’s is preserved for many decades to come.
The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Thank you to our generous Preserve Tony's Campaign Donors!