Current Exhibits


Staking Their Claim: Pioneer Settlement in the Yampa Valley

June 21, 2017 - May 2018

Past Exhibit June 21, 2017 - May 2018

Through pioneer stories, recollections, and historic photographs, the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s newest exhibit, “Staking Their Claim,” tells the story of pioneer settlement in the Yampa Valley. The exhibit features sound clips from oral history interviews with early settlers, film segments detailing the rules of the Homestead Act of 1862, and fascinating pioneer artifacts from the museum’s collection. The exhibit pieces together the stories of hardship and success of making a home and a living in one of the last regions settled in the rugged Rocky Mountain West. Come discover the stories of isolation, dangers, opportunity, and freedom.