HISTORY & LEARNING
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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.
Van Tours with Vandenbusche
Beginning Tuesday, June 14th
Join us for this series of tours around Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley featuring historian Duane Vandenbusche.
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Includes Light Breakfast, Lunch, and Transportation
Molly Brown and other Colorful Colorado Characters Revue
Hiking & Mountain Biking Tours
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!
Join us for this series of tours around Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley featuring historian Duane Vandenbusche. This tour will be centered around the history of The North Country: […]
Join us for these new interpretive history tours as we explore surrounding natural areas around Crested Butte and The Gunnison Valley. These tours will explore the history of the area […]
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 email@example.com to schedule a private tour.
Annual & Seasonal Events
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!
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.
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.