The Telluride Historical Museum offers two field trips exploring the four corners region.
Though the pulse of town remains slow during off-season, backyard adventures abound. This May and June the Telluride Historical Museum offers two field trips that connect history and archaeology enthusiasts with private tours and expert guides.
On Thursday, May 24, join museum friends for an excursion to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour with Research and Education Chair, Dr. Mark Varien.
“The world’s best documented case of the Neolithic Revolution is in our own backyard: southwestern Colorado’s Mesa Verde region!” said Erica Kinias, museum executive director.
Guests will tour the archaeological laboratory, Pithouse Learning Center and Pueblo Learning Centers; have lunch prepared by Crow Canyon chef Jim Martin; tour the Dillard Site, home to a seventh century great kiva; and tour either Sand Canyon or Goodman Point Pueblos, the two largest 13th century pueblos in the region.
On Saturday, June 2, join featured guest, Marsha Bankston for a special tour through Disappointment Valley, home of Lizzie Knight, pioneer rancher of Disappointment Valley.
Bankston, a sixth generation descendant of Knight, will share a first personal characterization of Knight and tour guests around Knight’s original cabin, recently listed as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Sites.
“It’s not too often that a woman ends up married to her son-in-law. But Lizzy Knight, was no stranger to the strange,” said Kinias.
Space for both trips is limited. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at telluridemuseum.org.