Tony’s Speakeasy


previously the “black & white ball”


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Celebrating The Museum Finding Home at Tony’s Conoco in 2003

Our annual community celebration – historically known as the “Black and White Ball” – is taking a trip back in time. We’re turning the clock back 100 years to bring you Tony’s Speakeasy: A Black and White Affair on July 7, 2023 from 7pm-10pm for an indoor gathering.

Tony’s Speakeasy, (previously known and held as “The Black and White Ball” is an annual celebration and fundraiser 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.


The event will celebrate Tony Mihelich, who owned and operated Tony’s Conoco for 56 in the very same building the museum has called home for the last two decades. The event will also serve to celebrate our current members, and as a membership drive as we work to expand our community of members and supporters.


For those who’ve attended our Black and White parties in year’s past, you’re no stranger to dressing up in your finest black and white. If you’ve never been to our signature community celebration, we invite you to dress in 1920s era black and white flapper dresses, dinner jackets, sequins, top hats, pearls, feathers, tuxes, and bowties. In true Crested Butte-style, costumes and creativity are strongly encouraged. Tony’s Speakeasy will be an intimate gathering within the walls of the museum, complete with THE GATSBY GANG JAZZ BAND, libations, and light snacks.  We will also have a great lineup of silent auction items to bid on, as well as an optional whiskey tasting with Aaron Tomcak, owner of Mountain Spirits Liquors for an added fee.  This year’s celebration will be inside the walls of the museum, so space is limited, get your ticket today before they sell out!

Thanks to Our 2023 Tony’s Speakeasy Sponsors!

Luke Schroeder Design

Suzanne Pierson

Bill Peatross

Susan Beltz

Ellen Osterline

Lara Ramsey

Heather Leonard

Black & White Ball 2022 Recap!


Our 2022 selfie booth was generously sponsored by Digibooths

Thanks to Our 2022 Black & White Ball Sponsors!


Bill Peatross
Handmade Rae of Sunshine
Alpine Lumber
IBar Ranch
Haden Spencer
Susan Beltz


On the Fly
Milky Way
Haden Spencer
Hanovi Ceramics
CB Power Yoga
Raynor's Gallery
Opal Orbit
Irwin Brewing
Bee's Company
Luke Schroeder Design
Ellen Osterling
Body Karma Massage
Lara Ramsey
Bliss Chiropractic
CB Nordic
Silver Spruce Studios
On Point Acupuncture
Ellen's Pickles
Nikki Pulitzer
Heather Leonard
Rocky Mountain ROLFING
Third Bowl Ice Cream
Clay Studio
Blue Mesa Music
Jerry Clark
Imeva LLC
Artisan Rug Galley
Dr. Gentry

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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