Jan 17 2014

Telluride Museum Winter Activities

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The Telluride Historical museum is holding its winter season hours. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, locals and visitors can visit the museum and learn about Telluride history. Thursdays, the museum stays open until 7 p.m.

Several special museum-sponsored activities are in order for the 2014 winter in true Telluride style.

“We have several new winter events upcoming,” said Cameo Hoyle excitedly, Director of Programs and Interpretation.

The museum will feature a series of ski tours this January. Local Ashley Boling will be guiding participants on a ski tour that leaves the Peaks Resort and Spa at 10 a.m. on Fridays— the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st.

“Ski into History is an entertaining and exciting way to tour the mountain. Ashley Boling is a lively story teller that will captivate you with historical anecdotes and fun facts about Telluride as a pioneer mining town and also the current history of the ski resort,” Hoyle said.

This event is completely free and open to the public. Boling will be sharing some of Telluride’s rich history on the slopes. The tour leaves the Ski Valet area on level B of the Peaks Resort.

It will take place again in February, on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th  for anyone who misses the opportunity in January.

In addition, a snowshoe tour is scheduled at Alta Lakes Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $45, or $35 for museum members. All students and children are free.

This tour meets at Eco Adventures in the Mountain Village, just around the corner from the Franz Klammer Lodge, at 9:30 a.m. and will be guided by John Sir Jesse. Snowshoe rental fee is included with ticket price, and guests will get to to experience the beauty of this historic mining ghost town.

On behalf of the museum, Hoyle said, “The museum has connected with Eco Adventures to offer a monthly historic outdoor experience in January, February and March.”

And Hoyle is proud to announce that the Telluride Historical Museum is hosting the Saloon Night Education Fundraiser at the Steaming Bean on Thursday, January 30th. Saloon night invites locals and visitors to step back into the year 1890, into the old days of Telluride, for a night of live music, drinks, costume and Faro, and old-time card game.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and all tickets include one complimentary beverage.  Saloon Night supports the Telluride Historical Museum and its educational outreach programs.

The Telluride Historical Museum is looking forward to this fun-filled event.

The mission of the musem is “to preserve the rich, colorful and diverse history of the region and to bring history to life through exhibits, programs, and education.”

For more information, and a complete list of winter events, see the website at http://www.telluridemuseum.org, or call Cameo Hoyle at 970-728-3344.

Better yet, stop in for a visit at 201 W. Gregory Street.

The museum is located off of the main street, Colorado Avenue, at the top of Fir Street.

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