2018 CB Museum Highlights

Another year has come and gone and the time of reflecting is upon us. Each year brings wonderful surprises, support, events, and community to the Museum and this year is no different. Here are some highlights from 2018. The Return of the Historic World Record Plute...
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...

Preserve Tony’s Holiday Drive

The holidays are often a time for sharing and giving. Along with his unwavering kindness, Tony Mihelich would take the time to share knowledge, stories, and even lollipops to the local kids. For decades Tony’s Conoco was a gathering place whether on the outside...
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...
The Gelande Jumpers

The Gelande Jumpers

The names were Mark Jones, Paul Hitchcock, Michael Graizer, Scott Magrino, Ron Baar, Rick Borkevec, Ray Hensley and Stevie Allen. They were all young and fearless and they were competing in a new sport – Gelande jumping. “Gelanden-sprung” is a German...
Summer Speaker Series Kickoff: Betty Pellet

Summer Speaker Series Kickoff: Betty Pellet

The Summer Speaker Series starts off on Thursday June 30th with the presentation   HerStory. Terri Helm will impersonate a character while bringing history into play. The goal of HerStory is to highlight the very important role played by women in history. Women have...