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Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Due to COVID-19, masks are still required in the museum and at all events and tours.
Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Current Events

Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Back to the Barns: Ag Talks at the More & Arnold Barns
Monday 8/15/2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9/1/2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: More Barn on Angel's View Way
(off Pine Grove Rd. across from Central Park Plaza)
Cost: Free
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum at the historic More and Arnold Barns for FREE agricultural history talks this summer. Hear from a 5th generation local rancher about her family’s heritage in the valley and the history of these restored iconic barns.
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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesdays June 7 - Sept 6, 2022
Time: 9am - 10am
Location: Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge
(845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated.
Join local Olympian Ben Berend for an exploration of Steamboat's unmatched Olympic heritage, and his personal athletic journey to Olympic excellence. Learn about the history of Carl Howelsen, ski jumping, Howelsen Hill, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
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Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Tuesday 8/16/2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse: 33985 Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Cost: Free
Event Duration: 2 Hours
Set in the historic Mesa Schoolhouse, kids experience life as a pioneer through various activities such as candle dipping, pioneer games, leather crafts, soap making, and more. Kids also learn about teacher and student life in a turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse.
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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesdays June 22 - August 31, 2022
Time: 9am - 11am

Location: Art Depot (1001 13th St.)
Cost: Free
Starts at the Art Depot at 1001 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ...
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Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Fridays July 1 - August 26, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cost: Free
Masks Required

Each one-hour program features a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it.
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Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour
Saturdays in August
Time: 9:00am-10:30pm

Location: Starts at Art Depot (1001 13th St.)
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated.
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Creates for a free guided tour of Steamboat’s most iconic historic and cultural sites in downtown Steamboat Springs. Start at the historic Art Depot on 13th St. for a guided tour of this treasured landmark and newly refurbished art studio caboose.
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Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections
Tuesday 8/23/2022 4:00 pm - 4:30 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).
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Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Thursday 9/1/2022 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Mad Creek Trail Head parking lot
Meeting Time: 8:45 am (wrapping up by 1 pm)
Cost: $25.00
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika for the Mad Creek Geology and History Hike. It is a moderately strenuous hike a little over 3 miles round trip.
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First Friday Art Walk: The Pleasant Collection of American Indian Art
Friday 9/2/2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Time: 5:00pm -8:00pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum ( 800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free
The newest exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, “The Pleasant Collection of American Indian Art” showcases an exceptional array of cultural objects from the Southwest including ceramics, basketry, weaving, and beadwork. Collected by Maybell, Colorado, native H.B. Johnny Pleasant, the extensive collection of exquisite artifacts was gifted to the museum over sixty years ago.
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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.
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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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.