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The Crested Butte Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year as well as partner events with other local organizations.  We offer historic walking tours, live and online educational programs for adults and children, historic pub-crawls, and yearly fundraising events.

Featured Events

Historic Nordic Ski & Snowshoe

January 30th

11am – 2pm

Join us on a historic ski and snowshoe out to the magic meadows yurt! Learn about the history of the area, including the The Big Mine, Peanut Lake Mine, Pittsburg, and Augusta Mines during the trip out to the yurt, and enjoy a light lunch and a refreshment of your choice.

$50 Members (Museum and/or Nordic Center)

$65 for non-members

$15 ski or snowshoe rental

Museum History Interpretive Tours

Friday Mornings 10am-11am

February 4th – April 1st

Visit the museum for guided in-house interpretive tours of the museum and exhibits.  Learn the history of the Museum building, Tony Mihelich’s Hardware Store, how Crested Butte got on the map, and a brief history of the railroad, mining, ranching, skiing, and mountain biking in the valley.

$10 Members   

$15 Non-members

Sign-Up Day-Of at the Museum 

Nordic Ski Field Trip with The Land Trust

 

February 9th

10am-2pm

Ski or snowshoe with Crested Butte Land Trust staff members out to the Magic Meadows Yurt where we’ll learn about the history of the conserved lands on the lower loop area, including some history of smith hill, and mining.

 

Email jessica@cblandtrust.org to sign up for this trip.

 

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Historic Walking Tours

Explore the town of Crested Butte through a historical lens with one of our walking tours. Check out the historical buildings on Elk Avenue and adjacent side streets and learn how Crested Butte transitioned from a mining town to the place it is today.  We will resume our regularly scheduled walking tours in March on Wednesdays from 2pm-3:30pm.  Until then, we are happy to schedule private walking tours for your group.

Annual & Seasonal Events

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Black & White Ball

The Black & White Ball is an annual celebration of the museum finding its forever home at Tony’s Old Conoco & Hardware.  This community event is held the last Sunday in June and features live music, dancing and a raffle, everyone is welcome!  Save the date for our next ball on June 26th, 2022!

Historic Pub Crawls

Enjoy learning about the history of various establishments from local historians while enjoying libations with your group.  Each ticket includes a commemorative glass, a complimentary beverage, and a presentation from local historians at three locations in the town of Crested Butte.  Our next pub crawl will be held on February 20th.  Space is limited, get your tickets today!

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Online Events

Prefer to engage with history from the comfort of your own home, or want to stay connected with Crested Butte history no matter where you are in the world?  Join us for our online history at-home series, virtual speaker lectures, and other online events.  Click the button below to learn more about our virtual offerings.

Member & Volunteer Events

Member Night at the Museum

Our members get insider access to the collections, curator’s work, and progress of the museum during our member nights.  Currently, on pause we’re planning to thank our members for their support in the near future when gatherings are happening again. 

Docent Field Trips

One of the absolute best things about being a docent!  We plan an annual outing to a nearby museum or historic site with the docents, connect with each other and regional history!

Annual Volunteer Party

Our volunteers are crucial to the success of the museum, and we couldn’t make as much progress without them!  Volunteers enjoy an annual party to celebrate the successes and progress made over the past year.

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Private Events

Host your next special event with the museum!  A local favorite, conveniently located right in the heart of Crested Butte, is a great venue for your intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, or other private gathering.  With the educational exhibits and rustic feel of our preserved historic building, the museum is the perfect place for hosting gatherings in the town of Crested Butte.