Make a Difference Today

Donate today to help the Crested Butte Museum to continue its mission of preserving, sharing, and celebrating the history and traditions of Crested Butte and The Gunnison Valley.

Free Events All December Long

Stop by the museum for our fun and free events all month long!  Our store has lots of great holiday gifts for the special people in your life.  Shop old school games, local art, “Crested Butte” home gifts, and so much more.

Save the Date

Join us for a rollicking evening at The Center for the Arts in Crested Butte to celebrate Duane Vandenbusche, Colorado State Historian and Western Colorado University History Professor.  This game show style event will feature Duane and many of his supporters, friends, and colleagues over the years and is sure to be a hilarious night laughing with (and at) Duane Vandenbusche.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Center for the Arts website.

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Open Friday – Monday: 11AM-5PM


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The Crested Butte Museum preserves, shares, and celebrates the history and traditions of Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley.  Through engaging educational and cultural experiences, the museum connects people to the past, the place, and each other.  We invite you to visit the museum to explore our exhibits, attend a historic walking tour of Elk Avenue, join an educational event, or experience the museum at home through our history at home recordings and more.

Upcoming Events


Our Collections


Walking Tours

The Museum Store

Your Donations & Membership Help us Further Our Mission

Your support makes it possible for the Crested Butte Museum to create educational programming for all ages, preserve our historical collections, and maintain our exhibits.  Together, we can inspire wonder in our past by preserving the history of Crested Butte and Gunnison Valley.

Museum Membership Benefits

  • Museum admission is free for you and 1 guest


  • Discounted rates for Museum events (including historic downtown walking tours!)
  • 10% Off on All Museum Store Purchases


  • Invites to Exclusive Member Events & Online Content