History of Skiing in the Butte

History of Skiing in the Butte

Like our Steep and Deep? Crested Butte locals Aaron Blunck and David Chodounsky will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics this February for Team USA. Both athletes made their Olympic debut’s in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Chodounsky graduated from Crested Butte...
Mountain Biking in Crested Butte

Mountain Biking in Crested Butte

Did Mountain Biking start in Crested Butte? That’s a question we don’t mind hearing! We are proud to highlight the history of mountain biking in and around Crested Butte with our exhibit about the development and growth of this enormously popular sport. Our...
Coal Mining in Crested Butte

Coal Mining in Crested Butte

Have you heard of a canary in a coal mine? During the late 19th century, thousands of men flocked to the Gunnison Valley hoping to strike it rich in the mines. Crested Butte originally served as a supply town for over 15 silver mining camps that sprung up in the north...
1960s Crested Butte – Coming Together

1960s Crested Butte – Coming Together

Crested Butte 1960’s Counterculture: Coming Together exhibit explores the era between 1955 and 1970 representing the economic and social change of the time through historic newspapers, objects, artwork, and photographs representative of these years. The exhibit delves...
Dropping Out – Crested Butte in the 1970s

Dropping Out – Crested Butte in the 1970s

This is a temporary exhibit available to the public until spring 2020. Crested Butte in the 1970s laid the framework for the community we know today. In this decade, there was an explosion of creativity, proliferation of new activities and sports, and a political...