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History of the Crested Butte Area with Duane Vandenbusche

January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Colorado State Historian Dr. Duane Vandenbusche and the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum for a 12-part online series about the history of Crested Butte. This series is held every Thursday at 7 pm beginning January 28th through April 15th. Sessions cover the exciting history of the Elk Mountains, Crested Butte, water, gold mining, the age of immigration, early days of skiing, narrow-gauge railroads, great nearby silver camps, coal mining, ranching, and polka music. Thank you to our sponsors WCU Alumni Relations, Bluebird Real Estate, and Bill Petross for supporting this program.  

The event is free but donations are appreciated and will go towards paying the costs associated with hosting this webinar series and to our general operating fund.

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When you get to the donations page after clicking the link above, please check the box that says "I would like to donate to a specific fund" and then chose "Vandenbusche History of CB" from the drop down menu that appears. Thank you!

If you chose to make a donation, please remember to return to this page to register using the link below.

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Missed a week? No problem. Select an event from the list below to view the full recording!

1/28/21 - An introduction to Crested Butte History

2/4/21 - Early Explorers and Indigenous People of Colorado

2/10/21 - Gold & Silver

2/17/21 - Crested Butte's Coal Camps

2/25/21 - Crested Butte's Coal Camps Cont'd

3/4/21 - Polka Time!

3/4/21 - Skiing in the Gunnison Country








  Bill Peatross





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