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Celebrating Crested Butte  Culture & Traditions

The Black and White Ball is an annual celebration hosted by the museum commemorating the anniversary of making historic Tony’s Conoco the museum’s forever home.  In June of 2003, the Crested Butte Museum moved from the old depot to the heart of Crested Butte, preserving the old hardware store in the center of town.  As with most quintessential Crested Butte celebrations, attendees break into their costume trunks and don their finest black and white attire and dancing shoes!  This event has historically been a family-friendly street party featuring live music, libations, a raffle with awesome prizes, and a connection to the community. 

This year, we hosted a very successful mobile live music event by Floyd Bauler, Rachel VanSlyke & crew on a trailer that traveled the streets of Crested Butte, parade style.  Many thanks to our sponsors for making the 2021 Black & White Ball happen!

Congrats Black & White Ball 2021 Raffle Winners!

$600 Gift Certificate for Irwin Guides: Michael Weil

Speckled Goose Culinary Dinner for Two: Scotto Wimmer

Weeklong Vacation Rental in Moloka’i, Hawaii: Leigh Mundy

Mystic Ranch Pack + Backpacking Gear from The Alpineer: Sarka Shull

90 Minute Massage by Escape Bodyworks: Elizabeth Hughes

Alpengardener Gift Certificate: Jessica Patton

$500 Cash: Wil Hamilton

Thanks to Our 2021 Black & White Ball Sponsors!

Margaret Marcom

Jackson’s Honest Chips

Irwin Guides, Eleven

The Alpengardener

The Alpineer

Bill Peatross

Brick Oven Pizza

Cathy Sporich

Clif Barnhardt

The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

Doug Duryea

The Eldo Brewery

Ellen’s Pickled Products

Escape Bodyworks

Haden Spencer

Kathy & Mike Keig

Lara Ramsey

Montanya Distillers

Speckled Goose Culinary

Watch the 2020 Celebration

Black & Not Right Now Ball

2020 proved to be quite the weird year! Since we couldn’t gather to celebrate in person, we improvised and held a virtual celebration packed with sharing recent museum accomplishments, trivia prizes, a virtual raffle launch, and libations from home.  Watch the full digital celebration here!

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Black & White Ball 2022

Save the Date: Sunday June 26th, 2022

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Social Media Packages

Social Media posts will begin as soon as 6 weeks before the event, but sponsor-related posts tend to occur within a month of the
event. We will include links to your business’s website whenever possible. We will always include a link to our website sponsor page,
which will house logos and links to all sponsor websites.

A:  Included in 1 FB Post & 1 Group Instagram Post

B: Included in 2 FB Posts & 2 Group Instagram Posts

C: Included in 3 FB & Instagram Posts (1 that features only Level 2+ Sponsors)

D: Included in 4 FB & Instagram Posts (1 that features all Level 4 Sponsors /1 that features just your company/business)