The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed for spring cleaning and maintenance April 15-30.

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

Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

Ute Indian Pow Wow Dance Performance and Presentation
Thursday 5/3/2018 5:00 pm
Thursday 5/3/2018 6:00 pm
Location: Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium (45 Maple St.)
Cost: Free
The youth leadership coalition of the Ute Indian Tribe of Fort Duchesne, Utah, will share their Ute customs, pow wow dances, music, and regalia in a special performance and historical presentation not to be missed.

An Artistís View: Exhibit opening reception during first Friday Artwalk.
Friday 5/4/2018
Location: Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium (45 Maple St.)
Cost: Free
Please join us for "An Artistís View" exhibit opening reception during rst Friday Artwalk on May 4 from 5:00-8:00pm. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Meet the artists!

Honoring the deep connection between art and history 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.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections
Thursday 5/10/2018 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5/29/2018 11:00 am
Tuesday 6/5/2018 2:00 pm
Thursday 6/28/2018 12:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO Cost: Free
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). See next page for additional dates.

History Happy Hours
Tuesday 6/5/2018 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.

Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Thursday 6/14/2018 12:00 pm
Friday 7/13/2018 1:00 pm
Wednesday 8/8/2018 3:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse
Cost: Free
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.

Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Wednesday 6/20/2018 1:00 pm
Thursday 7/19/2018 1:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse
Cost: Free
Join us at the historic Mesa School (33985 Hwy 40) for pioneer activities and crafts for kids ages 5 and up with adult. Activities include a Mountain Man demonstration showing how these rugged men of the past survived in the wilderness, a spinning wheel demonstration showing how wool goes from sheep to sweaters, including a hands-on drop spindle spinning activity, and candle dipping.

Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors Kid's Program
Friday 6/22/2018 9:00 am
Wednesday 7/18/2018 3:00 pm
Friday 8/3/2018 9:00 am
Location: Yampa River Botanic Park
Cost: Free
Join us at the Yampa River Botanic Park to explore our areaís wildflowers and create your own watercolor painting of them, just like pioneer Lulie Crawford did when she was a child. Instruction provided by a professional watercolor artist. Ages 5 and up with adult.

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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