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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

Van Tours with Vandenbusche

Beginning Tuesday, June 14th

8am-3pm

Join us for this series of tours around Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley featuring historian Duane Vandenbusche.

Click the button below for more details about upcoming dates for this series.

$70 Members

$80 Non-Members

Includes Light Breakfast, Lunch, and Transportation

Molly Brown and other Colorful Colorado Characters Revue

Thursday

August 11th

7pm-9pm

 

Join us with Elizabeth Bond in her live theatre production at Center for the Arts for this classic piece highlighting the Titanic survivor that ended up landing in Denver, Colorado.

VIP Packages, Balcony Seating, and GA Seating all available.

Hiking & Mountain Biking Tours

 

Select Thursdays

11:00am – 3:00pm

Join us for these new tours that explore history on our incredible Forest Service and other natural lands.  We are offering one hiking tour and one mountain biking tour each month during the summer, all at different locations.  Click the button below to learn more about the dates we’re offering these adventurous tours!

$30 Members  

$40 Non-Members

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Historic Elk Ave 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.  Our summer walking tours will be starting on June 15th, and will be hosting them every Wednesday and Friday from 10am-11:30am until September 30th, 2022.  We also offer private walking tours for your group if you are looking for a different time.  Email coodinator@crestedbuttemuseum.com to schedule a private tour.

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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! Mark your calendars for the 20th annual Black & White ball happening on June 26th, 2022!  We are seeking sponsors for this year, click the button below to learn more.

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 July 19th, stay tuned for more information!

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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.

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