History At Home Webinar

History At Home Webinar

The Museum is hosting “History at Home,” a virtual speaker series exploring different themes from Colorado and local history. Join us October through March, every Thursday at 7 pm for an hour of virtual presentations, discussions, and panels. Through...

She Will Not Be Silenced Window Exhibit

Window Exhibit She Will Not Be Silenced: Celebrating 100 Years of the Female Vote December 12, 2019 – January 31, 2020 Throughout the fall semester of 2019, we, a cohort of students in the History Department at Western Colorado University have been working on a...
Crested Butte Historic Character: Captain Jack

Crested Butte Historic Character: Captain Jack

Ellen E. Jack, aka “Captain Jack”, was never one to shy away from adventure. She was always on the lookout for opportunities fostering self-promotion, infused with colorful storytelling. Her journey into Colorado’s Rocky Mountains began when she set off from Denver,...
The History of Tony’s Conoco

The History of Tony’s Conoco

The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is located in the historic building affectionately called Tony’s Conoco. Here’s a timeline of the building’s journey. 1883: John McCosker builds a blacksmith on the corner lot of 4th and Elk. By 1904: An...
Oral History: Rudy and Esther Verzuh

Oral History: Rudy and Esther Verzuh

Rudy Verzuh was born in Crested Butte in 1909 and was one of eight kids, Rose, Mary, Mie, Fanny, Emmy, Martin, and Jay. Rudy and his siblings worked chores at their parents’  grocery, which they had bought from Mike Fisher and called Martin Verzuh’s General...
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