Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hours: Tues - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Current Events

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Aug
22
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
23
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
23
Wed
Tours of the Historic Crawford Home…
4:00 PM
Aug
23
Wed
Tours of the Historic Crawford Home…
4:30 PM
Aug
23
Wed
Tours of the Historic Crawford Home…
5:00 PM
Aug
23
Wed
Tours of the Historic Crawford Home…
5:30 PM
Aug
25
Fri
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
25
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Aug
25
Fri
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
3:30 PM
Aug
29
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
30
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
31
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Sep
1
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Sep
14
Thu
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
12:00 PM
Sep
26
Tue
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections…
3:30 PM
Oct
3
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Nov
7
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Nov
11
Sat
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
12
Sun
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
13
Mon
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
14
Tue
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
15
Wed
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
16
Thu
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
17
Fri
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
18
Sat
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
19
Sun
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Nov
20
Mon
Festival of Trees…
11:00 AM
Dec
5
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Dec
12
Tue
Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief …
6:00 PM
Jan
2
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Jan
16
Tue
Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief …
6:00 PM
Feb
6
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Feb
13
Tue
Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief …
6:00 PM
Mar
6
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM
Mar
13
Tue
Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief …
6:00 PM
Apr
3
Tue
History Happy Hours …
5:30 PM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

Looking for what to do in Steamboat? The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. Experience the rich heritage of Steamboat Springs through our ever- changing exhibits, tours, special events, and more. become a member to receive program and event invitations and support our efforts to preserve and share the heritage of the Yampa Valley.

Guided Tours & Events

The museum offers three guided tours in the summer that take place throughout the Steamboat Springs community- Downtown Historical, Olympic Heritage and Mineral Springs (with Yampatika) Tours. Visit local historic landmarks and learn more about the fascinating heritage that makes Steamboat Springs a one-of- a-kind destination.

Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Friday 8/18/2017 12:00 pm
Friday 8/25/2017 12:00 pm
Friday 9/1/2017 12:00 pm
Summer 2017: Fridays through September 1, 2017, noon - 1pm.
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum- 800 Oak St.
History with the Locals Who Lived It!

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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesday 8/22/2017 9:00 am
Tuesday 8/29/2017 9:00 am
Summer 2017: Tuesdays through August 29, 2017, - 9:00am-10:30am
Starts at Olympian Hall/Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This guided tour explores Steamboatís Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl Howelsen; and the history of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Winter Carnival, Howelsen Hill, and ski jumping. Receive discount admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

*No Olympic Heritage Tour on July 4

Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesday 8/23/2017 9:00 am
Wednesday 8/30/2017 9:00 am
Summer 2017: Wednesdays through August 30, 2017, 9-11am
Starts at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot on 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated as a world-class spa destination. Join a Yampatika naturalist on this easy walking tour to find out which salty spring the animals loved, how the Steamboat Spring was named, and much more. Receive a coupon for $1 off admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Tours of the Historic Crawford Home
Wednesday 8/23/2017 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8/23/2017 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8/23/2017 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8/23/2017 5:30 pm
Cost: $5 donation for adults; kids and museum members FREE!
Location: Crawford Home
Step back in time and tour the historic Crawford home. Built in 1894, the stately stone landmark at 1184 Crawford Avenue was the home of Steamboatís founding family, the Crawfords.
Tours will begin on the half hour starting at 4:00pmĖ
last tour begins at 5:30pm. No RSVPĖ space is limited


Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Friday 8/25/2017 9:00 am
Thursday 8/31/2017 9:00 am
Summer 2017: Thursdays through August 31, 2017, 9:00am-10:30am
Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy guided walking tour highlights the historic buildings of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils detailed stories of the town's founding and early settlers. Participants walk to and learn about the original town square, power plant, newspaper building, courthouse, and more. Receive discount admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections
Friday 8/25/2017 3:30 pm
Thursday 9/14/2017 12:00 pm
Tuesday 9/26/2017 3:30 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
See next page for complete list of dates.
Go behind-the-scenes with our Curator to see the thousands of artifacts being preserved in our on-site collections care facility (1/2 hr. tour).


History Happy Hours
Tuesday 10/3/2017 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11/7/2017 5:30 pm
Tuesday 12/5/2017 5:30 pm
Tuesday 1/2/2018 5:30 pm
Location: Butcherknife Brewery, 2875 Elk River Rd.
Cost: Free
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum the first Tuesday of every month, October through April, at 5:30pm at the Butcherknife Brewery (2875 Elk River Road) for our most popular event series called ďHistory Happy Hours.Ē The event takes the rowdy and raucous side of Routt County history out to the community and into beloved happy hour. To sweeten the deal, each attendee receives one free craft beer compliments of Butcherknife Brewery.

Festival of Trees
Saturday 11/11/2017 11:00 am
Sunday 11/12/2017 11:00 am
Monday 11/13/2017 11:00 am
Tuesday 11/14/2017 11:00 am
November 12-21, 2016, 11am - 5pm
Don't miss the 22nd Annual Festival of Trees from November 12-21 at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Yampa Valley Bank and Steamboat Ace Hardware are once again showing their devotion to the museum and our heritage by generously underwriting all of the costs for this fundraising event.

Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief Theater
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
Location: Chief Theater
Cost: Free
Back by popular demand, the Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Films Series returns to the historic Chief Theater December through March at 6pm. Everyoneís 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.

Storytelling Series

Join us for our current Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series. Find more details about these tours and seasonal programs.

Kids and Family Activities

Kids and Family Activities The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents dozens of annual programs and events enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Wednesday 8/9/2017 1:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse
Step back in time! Tour the historic Mesa Schoolhouse (33985 Hwy 40) and experience student and teacher life at the turn-of-the-century in this one-room schoolhouse. Learn about historic toys and recess games, Routt County school history, and much more. Kids can play with replica historic toys. FREE fun for the whole family. Sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Historic Routt County.


Daily Treasure Hunt for Kids
Kids use the treasuer map to answer clues and riddles about artifacts at the museum. All children get to choose a prize from the treasure chest upon completing the treasure hunt. A fun and interactive way to learn about the history of Steamboat Springs.


School Tours and Programs
School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Museum staff tailor our school tours to the state required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.

 

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