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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Exhibits

An Artistís View: Cultural and Heritage Landscapes of Northwest Colorado
On Display May 2018-Dec 2018
Honoring the deep connection between art and heritage in the Yampa Valley, the Tread of Pioneers Museum is proud to host seven local artists who through their artwork, pay tribute to the Yampa Valley and its remarkable history. This mixed media exhibit reveals their individual styles and responses to this tapestry of our local landscape and culture.
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Once Upon a Town: The Building of Routt Countyís Communities
On Display June 20, 2018 through May 2019
Discover the people and events that shaped Routt County's once wild western frontier outposts into today's beloved Rocky Mountain destinations. The county's main towns, Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Yampa, and Oak Creek, emerged as trading centers for goods and services in support of burgeoning ranching, farming and mining activities. But in this vast rural region, many more small communities rose up around scattered post offices, stage stops and schoolhouses that connected isolated homesteads and ranches to the outside world.
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Honor Roll of Routt County in the Great World War
On Display Oct 2, 2018-Sep 2019
An exhibit honoring the American Legion and the courageous citizens from Routt County who served in World War I. OPENS OCT. 2!
100 years ago, the war to end all wars concluded and the local American Legion Chapter in Steamboat Springs was formed. In its newest exhibit, the Tread of Pioneers Museum honors the individuals from Routt County who served our country and highlights the local chapter of the American Legionís history.
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SKI TOWN USA EXHIBIT
Permanent Exhibit
SOAR into the the history of skiing in Steamboat Springs in our new exhibit! "Ski Town USA" traces the evolution of skiing in our town from essential winter-time transportation to the wolrd reknown recreational sport of today. See the predecessor of the today's snowboard, a chair from the chairlift that once went to the top of Emerald Mountain, and memorabilia from Steamboat's Olympic athletes.
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Olympian Tribute Display
Permanent Exhibit
Honoring all our local Olympians who represent Ski Town USA ģ on the world stage. Located on the second floor of Thunderhead Lodge (upper gondola building) at the Steamobat Ski Area.
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Pioneer Kids Bedroom Hands-On Discovery Exhibit
Permanent Exhibit
The Tread of Pioneers Museum has created a dedicated kid-friendly exhibit that represents a typical childís bedroom in Steamboat Springs around 1900. Special exhibit features includes pioneer clothes to try on and historic and replica toys from the turn of the 19th century ready for touching and experimentation including books, blocks, china dolls, teddy bears, porcelain tea sets, stereoscope, and moreóall ready for play and interaction. Framed portraits on the wall feature local families and children from the early 1900s.
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Edward S. Curtis Exhibit
Permanent Display
Itís such a big dream, I canít see it all. - Edward S. Curtis was a driven, charismatic, pioneer artist and photographer who set out at the turn of the last century to document traditional American Indian life before it disappeared. He rose from obscurity to become the most famous photographer of his time. Curtis abandoned his career as a successful portrait photographer and spent 30 years creating an astonishing body of work capturing Native American culture: 10,000 audio recordings, 20 volumes of text, a full length motion picture, and 40,000 photographs.
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Steamboat Springs: The Land, The People, The Town

Discover the inspiring landscapes, indigenous Utes, hardy settlers, and rugged ranchers who made this valley home. Learn about town founders and how the town of Steamboat Springs developed in this introductory exhibit. Donít miss our ďHands On Fun!Ē elements throughout the exhibit.
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Foundations of Steamboat exhibit: The Hudspeth Family
On Display Sept. 2017 - Oct. 2018
Respected, hard-working, giving--those words are often associated with the Hudspeth family of Steamboat Springs. As ranchers, teachers, and community club members, the family has been a staple of the community since 1913. Today, Katherine Hudspeth Gourley and her children carry on her familyís one-hundred-year valley history. The Tread of Pioneers Museum is proud to honor the Hudspeth family in the Foundations of Steamboat exhibit series.
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