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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

Miner's Ball

Friday, Sept 30th

5pm-10pm

Join us for a roller skating evening at the Big Mine Ice Arena – the historic location of the Big Mine.  Dress up as your favorite historic character:  Al Johnson, Captain Ellen Jack, a Miner, Barkeep, or anyone else you can imagine!  This is a BYOB event, and bringing your own skates is encouraged, although we will have a limited amount available to rent.  Log Dawg will be vending hot dogs, chips, and sodas, and we’ll have a pop trivia for prizes so come to the museum to study up on your history!

$10 Members | $15 Non-Members

Non-member tickets include 1 free day entry to the museum to study up on CB history and get costume inspiration.

Music at the Museum

Wednesdays in Sept

5pm-7pm

 

Join us on Wednesday evenings at the museum for free live music by local musicians!  We have a rotating musician each week and offer complimentary beer, wine, sodas, and snacks.  We do appreciate a donation of your choice to benefit the musicians and our non-profit museum.  We accept cash and credit cards for donations.

No Tickets Required

 

Just show up and enjoy the music!

 

 Music Lineup:

 

Sept 21st: Secondhand Stringband

Sept 28th: Coal Creek Trio

Haunted Histories

Thursday, Oct 20th

7pm-8:30pm 

Join us for a spooky evening at the museum for stories of spirits past with local storytellers Barbara Mason and Henrietta Raines.  Crested Butte and The Gunnison Valley have many stories about hauntings and spirits inhabiting the buildings and spaces around town.  With Crested Butte’s rich history in mining, ranching, and more, it has been somewhat of a hotspot for paranormal activity.  All ages are welcome, as long as you’re comfortable getting a little bit spooked!  Bring a haunted story of your own to share with the group.

$30 Members  

$35 Non-Members

Includes Light Refreshments

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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 walking tours are offered every Wednesday and Friday from 10am-11:30am until September 30th, 2022.  Check back for winter walking tour dates and times.  We also offer private walking tours for your group if you are looking for a different time.  Email [email protected] to schedule a private tour.

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! Thanks for a great 2022 Black & White Ball and be on the lookout for next year’s celebration.

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. 

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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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