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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

A Taste of History - Historic cooking methods, recipes, and food tastings.
Friday 1/19/2018 12:00 pm
Friday 2/16/2018 12:00 pm
Friday 3/16/2018 12:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Celebrate the second publication of the beloved late rancher, Elaine Gayís cookbook, Cowpokes, Cowpies & Otherwise. The event includes food tastings of recipes from Gayís book and peronsal remembrances. Featured Recipes and Tastings for the Audience: Elaine Gayís Sarvisberry Cobbler, Nancy Mucklowís Buckle, and a surprise kringle. Local Steamboat coffee will also be served.

Lost Lodges of Rocky with Dave Lively
Wednesday 1/24/2018 6:30 pm
Location: Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library Memorial Library (1289 Lincoln Ave.) Tales of the historic lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park, presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Did you know there have been over 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park? Why is lodging now limited to outside the Parkís boundaries? What happened to the camps and resorts that used to be in the National Park? Lost Lodges of Rocky explores the transitions in lodging for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park. Engaging storyteller Dave Lively invites you to share the thought provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality unique to Americaís first automobile-based National Park.

Snowshoe Through History with the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika!
Sunday 1/28/2018 12:30 pm
Location: Legacy/Hutchison Ranch (35435 East Highway 40)
Cost: Free
Join Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika and explore the history and winter ecology of the Yampa Valley on snowshoes. Then enjoy indoor storytelling and pioneer family activities. This is a family friendly event with all ages welcome though activities are focused on ages 8- 12. Registration required--call or email to reserve your spot: or 970-871-9151

History Happy Hours
Tuesday 2/6/2018 5:30 pm
Tuesday 3/6/2018 5:30 pm
Tuesday 4/3/2018 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.

Tread of Pioneers Museumís Olympic Heritage Tours
Wednesday 2/7/2018 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2/14/2018 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2/21/2018 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2/28/2018 4:00 pm
Location: Howelsen Hill Lodge (845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free
Watch ski jumpers soaring through the air at Howelsen Hill! This 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. FREE!

Tread of Pioneers Museumís Winter Film Series at the Chief Theater
Tuesday 2/13/2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday 3/13/2018 6:00 pm
Location: Chief Theater (813 Lincoln Ave.)
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.

Meet an Olympian talks at the Steamboat Ski Area
Saturday 2/17/2018 1:00 pm
Location: Second floor Thunderhead/upper gondola building at Olympian Tribute Display
Cost: Free
Meet Steamboat Olympians and hear their stories of triumph and hardship on their road to Olympic dreams. Presented by the Steamboat Ski Resort and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Snowshoe Through History Happy Hour for Adults
Tuesday 2/27/2018 4:30 pm
Location: Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch (35435 East Highway 40)
Cost: Free Join Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika at the Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch (35435 East Highway 40) for an informative snowshoe around the historic Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch. Then come inside and warm up with a complimentary happy hour and history talk. FREE event for adults over 21. Registration required--call or email Yampatika to reserve your spot: or 970-871-9151.

Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

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.

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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