Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series


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Summer 2017: Fridays through September 1, 2017, noon - 1pm.
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum- 800 Oak St.
History with the Locals Who Lived It!

  • June 30: "Ghost Mine Driving Tour to Oak Creek" with historian Jim Stanko. Hop on our bus and ride in comfort as you see and learn about the coal mining history of Routt County along HWY 131. Once in Oak Creek, we’ll have a guided tour of Tracks and Trails Museum. Time: 9am-12pm. Cost: Museum Members - $20; Non-Members - $25; kids under 12 - $15. Reservation and prepayment required—cbannister@treadofpioneers.org by 6/23.

  • July 7: "Everybody Knows Cookie. "Legendary local Cookie Lockhart shares her family history and tales of growing up in Steamboat Springs.

  • July 14: Members from Colorado Mountain College and the Bud Werner Memorial Library share history and memories in A Legacy of Learning: Celebrating 50 Years of Colorado Mountain College and Bud Werner Memorial Library."

  • July 21: "Pioneer Women: A Back Story from Four Families Who Settled in Routt County" as researched and told by writer and third generation local Chris Andrew.

  • July 28: Sandra Sherrod speaks about her family history and their close ties with their rural Yampa Valley neighbors in "The Sherrod Family: A Retrospective."

  • Aug. 4: Pat Carney, Old Town Hot Springs former Executive Director for 42 years and current Project Manager, shares the 140-year history of one of Steamboat Springs’ oldest institutions in "Old Town Hot Springs Then and Now."

  • Aug. 11: In partnership with the Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s All Arts Festival, renowned Western artist and Clark, CO resident John Fawcett presents "John Fawcett: An Artist’s Perception."

  • Aug. 18: Become a history sleuth in "Identifying Family Photos" with Megan Friedel, Curator of Photography from History Colorado. Friedel will demonstrate tricks and tips to identify people, events, places, and dates of photographs using fashion, photo processes, and online resources in this hands-on, interactive talk.

  • Aug. 25: "The Hudspeth Family.” Katherine Hudspeth Gourley shares her life and family’s history.

  • Sept. 1: Digital Services Librarian Alysa Selby at the Bud Werner Memorial Library presents "Gems of Three Wire Winter." Selby will discuss the recently digitized, online magazine and oral history project. Hear audio clips from locals about the early days of Steamboat Springs and find out how you can dive deeper into this unique research tool.

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