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

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections
Tuesday 9/26/2017 12:00 pm
Friday 10/6/2017 11:00 am
Thursday 10/26/2017 3:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
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 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. See next page for topics.

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp: A History of Art in Nature With Author Dagny McKinley
Saturday 10/14/2017 3:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Join author Dagny McKinley as we celebrate her book Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp: A History of Art in Nature. In 1914, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield envisioned a secluded institution nestled in the mountains, where art and nature could intersect. By the 1920s, their remote school & camp in Steamboat Springs was serving as a hub for top dancers of the time. In addition to training thousands of dancers, the school showcased equestrian jumping and performed plays by the masters. The theater program eventually attracted many of todayís leading actors and actresses. Author Dagny McKinley presents the story of Americaís longest continuously running performing arts camp

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 11-20, 2017, 11am - 5pm
Don't miss the 23rd Annual Festival of Trees from November 11-20 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 on select dates 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. See next page for film details.

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.
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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