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Jan
24
Thu
2019
Jokerville Anniversary Presentation by Larry McDonald @ Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jokerville Anniversary Presentation by Larry McDonald @ Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Join us for the 135th anniversary of the Jokerville Mine Disaster, the greatest mining tragedy to occur in our valley.

Local historian Larry McDonald has uncovered many mysteries about the event, and details about some of the victims and their lives, which are included in a historical pictorial book he recently completed. Which victim was a convicted killer working under an assumed name? Why were boys as young as 12 working in the mine? Was the miner told not to enter the gas-filled chamber, and subsequently accused of igniting the explosion, really deaf?

If you are interested in learning about this important local historical event, and would like to honor the men and boys who perished on that frigid morning in 1884, please join us at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum at 4th and Elk on Thursday, January 24th from 6-7:30pm.

Free admission, donations are greatly appreciated.

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Movie Night at the Museum- King of Hearts @ Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The film is based on a French border during World War I. The town is abandoned by normal townspeople fearing an invasion by the Germans. However, one French soldier is knocked out during the retreat. When he awakes in this town, unknown to him, the local asylum doors have been left open and the town populated by oddly dressed cooks.

This movie became a local favorite during the 70s, many identifying with this zany dark comedy. This is a French movie with English subtitles.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. A limited amount of free tickets will be available at the Crested Butte Old Rock Library with your Gunnison County Library Card

Join us for this showing with a cash bar and popcorn available for purchase! Costumes encouraged!

The Gunnison County Public Library has generously partnered with The Museum to make this event possible.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.

Feb
2
Sat
2019
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Free Museum Day! @ Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Visit the Museum FREE! All exhibits are free to come and see all day.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
From Microfiche to Manuscript @ Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
From Microfiche to Manuscript @ Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

*This is not a Museum run event. For more information please visit https://crestedbuttearts.org/Microfiche-to-Manuscript

Learn to research historical material in order to tell engaging stories that can take on a life of their own! Get insights on how to best use local archives and effectively draw on many sources to find the historical content you need for your next story. Discover how to use primary sources and oral histories – often resulting in discovering unknown and unique stories. Following the presentation, get started researching and writing your own historical narrative through guided exercises. Bring your own ideas about the history you would like to explore, a historic artifact (diary, photo, letters or other items) which relate to your topic and leave with a solid start and plan moving forward.

Instructors: Author Cara Guerrieri and Crested Butte Mountain Museum Curator Nel Burkett.
When: Saturday, February 16
Time: 1 – 4 PM
Cost: $45

*This is not a Museum run event. For more information please visit https://crestedbuttearts.org/Microfiche-to-Manuscript

Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historic Walking Tour @ Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund.

Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880. 

There will be no tour on February 2nd as the Museum will be participating in the Alley Loop as a team. Check out the race to see what our team costume is! *The Museum and Store will still be open.