Telluride Museum: Update For 2020!

The following, a note from the Front Porch of the Telluride Historical Museum, is an update of a very successful 2019. Note: Museum members always enjoy free admission: Thursdays are free for locals. Become a member today.

Staff member Katie Triest transforms into history while taking the audio tour for a spin.

The Telluride Museum enjoyed a wonderful year. In 2019, we had 7,749 visitors from all 50 states (we finally got visitors from North Dakota and West Virginia!) and 35 foreign countries and territories. During the year we hosted 102 unique programs and special events with 3,311 people attending. We are very grateful for those who came through our doors to learn about Telluride’s history and for everyone who participated in one of our diverse programs. You are the reason we work to bring history to life.

We are also very thankful to the 86 people who volunteered their time. We look forward to working alongside you again in 2020!

Lastly, we want to thank our 258 museum members, without whom none of our work would be possible. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, money, or historical treasures for helping keep our past present. We could not exist without the support of our community, and we thank you for being part of the Museumily (or Museum Family). We look forward to seeing ALL of you again in 2020!

Speaking of 2020, we are excited to debut our Audio Tour. Comprised of stories told by Telluriders and historians, the podcast-like tour chronicles the people and events that shaped Telluride into what it is today. The tour’s run time is just under an hour and features 29 tracks from 18 different voices.

Stop by the Museum and give it a listen.

Walking Tour, the book:

Start your year out on the right foot.

What energy revolution started in Telluride? What outlaw robbed his first bank here? How did an oil painting lead to true love? What was really sold in 1920s soft-drink parlors? From sacred Ute hunting grounds to mining boomtown, to playground for free spirits and celebrities, Telluride is a place like no other.

This fun scavenger hunt takes you on a stroll through historic Telluride while entertaining you with stories of the famous and infamous, of fortunes made and dreams destroyed.

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