Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Winter Film Series at the Chief Theater


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Tuesday 12/12/2017 6:00 pm
Tuesday 1/16/2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday 2/13/2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday 3/13/2018 6:00 pm
Back by popular demand, the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Winter Films Series returns to the historic Chief Theater select dates December through March at 6pm. Everyone’s invited to come out of the cold and into the warm and cozy Chief Theater to see all the fascinating films we have in store for you.

The film series is a partnership and outreach program between the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Chief Theater that brings history, art, and entertainment under one roof. All events are approximately one hour total.

Cost: Free

Dec 12 – “History Channel’s Modern Marvels: Snow”
Discover the science, impact, and excitement of snow in this popular episode of Modern Marvels by the History Channel. The film features scientist Kenneth Libbrecht, Storm Peak Laboratory, and snow-making at the Steamboat Ski Resort (2012).

Jan 16 – “Walk in Their Footsteps: The Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway” & “Bloomers to Ballots”
The local history of the Ute people in the area, the creation of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, and the “Range Wars” is featured in this short film by local film producer and director F.M. “Smokey” Vandergrift (1999).

Then, women’s status, their fight for the right to vote, and their struggles and successes on the Western Frontier comes to life in this Rocky Mountain Legacy series by PBS/KRMA Denver (1996).

Feb 13 – “Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis & the North American Indians”
The award-winning film, “Coming to Light,” by Anne Makepeace, is back in this Winter Film Series by popular demand. The film tells the dramatic story of Edward S. Curtis, one of the most famous photographers of the early 1900s, who risked everything to document traditional American Indian life before it disappeared. Native descendants of Curtis’ subjects discuss the meaning of the images.

Mar 13 – “Stormy: The Story of a Mountain and a Man”, “Skiing Steamboat Style” & “Steamboat: The Place to Ski”
The early beginnings of the Steamboat Ski Resort is described by founder Jim Temple in “Stormy”. Ski area footage and fun continues with two Steamboat Ski Resort promotional videos (1986 and 1994).

Click here to download the film series full listing and poster.


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