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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

Ghost Stories at the Museum

Many locals have experienced visits by ghosts in town, especially in the town’s historic buildings.   Join us for ghost stories told by historians Barbara Mason and Glo Cunningham on Thursday, October 28th from 6-7:30pm.  Learn about the spirits still inhabiting Crested Butte while enjoying hot drinks and light snacks.  This storytelling night is $30 for museum members and $40 for non-members.  This will be an indoor event, masks are encouraged but not required.

Colorado: Beautiful Landscapes of the West

Join us for an 11 week online learning series with State Historian Dr. Duane Vandenbusche as we explore Colorado History.  This online virtual education experience will begin on Thursday, September 9th from 7pm-8pm and will continue for 11 weeks through Thursday, November 18th.  Registration is free, however we encourage a donation to the Crested Butte Museum.  You won’t want to miss this virtual series!

Host Your Event at the Museum

Host your next event at the Crested Butte Museum!  Our cozy exhibit space provides your guests with a unique gathering experience amongst historic artifacts and stories.  The historic Tony’s Conoco is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, family reunions, and more.  We offer full day and custom hour rentals, learn more by clicking the button below.

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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, hear stories from community members, and learn how Crested Butte transitioned from a mining town to the place it is today.

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!  This year, we held a successful mobile event.  Thanks for everyone that participated!

Historic Pub Crawls

One of our supporter’s favorite events is our seasonal historic pub crawls.  Enjoy learning about the history of various establishments with our historians all while enjoying libations with the group.  Our next pub crawl is tentatively scheduled for October – stay tuned for the date!  Each ticket includes a commemorative glass, a complimentary beverage at each of the 3 locations, and a presentation from local historians at each location.  Learn more by clicking button below.

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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.