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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

Colorado River Compact: Past & Present

Monday, Nov 14th

7pm – 8pm 

Join us for this live presentation by Dr. Duane Vandenbusche showcasing the 100 years of controversy of the Colorado River Compact of 1922.  Topics will include water and the west, Supreme Court cases regarding western water fights, compact controversies, the Upper Colorado River Storage Act of 1956, dams in the Upper Colorado River Basin, and the dire picture of water in Colorado and the West today.

Free Event

Complimentary Refreshments

Virtual History Series

Tuesdays

Nov 1st-Dec 20th

7pm – 8pm

 

Join Duane Vandenbusche for 8 episodes via Zoom on the thrilling history of Gunnison & Crested Butte.  Topics include mining, narrow gauge railroads, water, ranching, colorful characters, skiing, and major events that made the Gunnison Country the place to be throughout the course of history – with photos.  All episodes will be available online the week following the live webinar episode.

Registration Required

This is a free virtual series, however we do encourage making a donation in order to keep these programs accessible for all.

Holiday History Raffle

Dec 1st – 28th

Virtual Raffle

Support the museum this holiday season while also purchasing the chance to win amazing prizes!  This year, we will be raffling off the following:

  • Accomodations to Moloka’i, Hawaii
  • One General Admission Pass to WinterWonderGrass Steamboat
  • $500 Cash
  • Local Gift Card Bundle: Valued at over $300!
  • Massage from Infinity Bodyworks
  • One More Prize to be Announced!

Tickets on Sale December 1st

Stay tuned for details.  Tickets may be purchased online or through the museum store. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win. These tickets make great stocking stuffers for the holiday season!

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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 currently being offered on a request appointment only for you and your group for private tours.  Check back for winter walking tour dates and times.  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.  We are currently planning dates and locations for the Winter 2022/2023 season, check back for updates or sign up for our newsletter to be notified about upcoming pub crawls and other fun events at the museum.

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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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