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Events, Tours & Programs

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Collections
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Tuesday - 05/23/2017, 11:00am
Thursday - 06/08/2017, 4:00pm
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).

113th Annual Routt County Pioneer Picnic
Bring a covered side dish or appetizer to share. Meat, drinks, dessert, and all tableware provided.
Location: Steamboat Mountain School: 42605 RCR 36
Saturday - 06/10/2017: Noon-2:00pm; FREE
Open House at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse
Wednesday - 06/28/2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday - 07/21/2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday - 08/09/2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse
Friday - 06/16/2017, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
Wednesday - 07/19/2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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. Co-sponsored by the City of Steamboat Springs.

 

 

 

 

Seasonal Tours

Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Summer 2017
Each one-hour program features a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it. Check out www.treadofpioneers.org for speakers and topics. Bring a friend and bring a lunch!
Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Summer 2017
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 $1 off admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
Olympic Heritage Walking Tour
Summer 2017
Starts at Olympian Hall/Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This guided tour explores Steamboat’s 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 $1 off admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Summer 2017
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.
Historic Places Bike Tour
See historic Routt County by bicycle! Simply download the historic places self-guided bike tour guide (created by the City of Steamboat Springs) and learn about the Seventh Street District, the Mesa School, and many more places then go see them for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Events

Annual Yule Log Hunt
The yule log was found by Doug and Suzi Warner under the trees at Strings Music Festival on the mountain at 10:30am on December 10. The log was found after the release of clue number five. Although clue number five did not describe clues to the hiding place, Doug and Suzi said they found the log by honing in on the Mt. Werner and ski resort areas because clue number five talked about the old warming hut on the mountain. They scoured the area around where the warming hut used to stand, then worked their way down Mt. Werner Road looking around both barns. They decided to look at the fire station on Pine Grove Road, and as they passed the Strings Music Festival, they thought it would be a good idea to search there and found the Yule Log. They said finding the Yule Log has been on their bucket list since 2005.

Festival of Trees
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.
Pioneer Day Block Party - July 4th
Every year on July 4th, the Tread of the Pioneers Museum hosts the annual "Pioneer Day Block Party". This "old fashioned" block party takes place (following the 4th of July parade down Lincoln Ave.) in front of the Museum at 8th and Oak Streets.

 

 

 

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