Telluride Museum's Fireside Chats At The Peaks Resort & Spa

[click “Play” to hear Susan’s conversation with Steven Lee]


Talks are Wednesday in Norwood & Thursday in Mountain Village

Fireside Chats poster Noticed the weather lately? The Telluride Historical Museum is not taking any chances this year. (Last year, of the six Fireside Chats in the series, only one was able to take place around the Mountain Village fire pit in Heritage Plaza.)

The 7th season of the Museum’s ever popular (and FREE) Fireside Chats opens this week – indoors– starting Wednesday, July 20, at Aces of Norwood, (in the Livery Building) and continuing Thursday, July 21, at the fire place in the Great Room at The Peaks Resort & Spa. Both opening programs begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature actor Steven Lee as “Otto Mears, Pathfinder of the San Juans.”

Steven Lee is a professional story teller from Denver. His depiction of the man who brought the Rio Grande Southern to the San Juans routinely gets rave reviews such as this one from Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel, Prof. of History & Director of Public History, Preservation & Colorado Studies, University of Colorado at Denver:

“Steve Lee teaches Colorado history by portraying Otto Mears, the pathfinder of the San Juan Mountains. His impersonation is masterful! He makes history live!”
(And Tom Noel will be in town for the grand finale of the weekly Fireside Chat Series on August 18, when he will present “The Silvery San Juan: A Liquid History & Tavern Guide.”)

The opening program of the Fireside Chat series is just the first of many throughout the summer hosted by The Peaks.

“It’s a no brainer for us!” says Marketing and Real Estate Services Director, Mike Hess. “We have the seats, the Great Room Fireplace and a hotel full of guests eager to learn more about the area’s history. Our great bar and restaurant offer the perfect venue for those interested in continuing a discussion over food and drink. And the views? Well, you have to see it to believe it.”

“We’re able to invite guest speakers from all over the state now that we can offer a place to stay of the quality of The Peaks,” says Lauren Bloemsma, executive director, Telluride Historical Museum.
To learn more about the initial Fireside Chat, click the “play” button and listen to Steven Lee’s brief interview.

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