Telluride Museum: Saloon Nite, 1/30/2014

Telluride Museum: Saloon Nite, 1/30/2014

1995-25.02aSupport the Telluride Historical Museum’s education programs at Saloon Night at the Bean Bar, January 30, 7-10 p.m.

Museum History:

The Telluride Historical Museum played a significant role in town from Telluride’s early years. Built in 1896 to serve as the community’s hospital, the Museum’s iconic building sits at the base of the Jud Wiebe trail at the top of Fir Street. The venue continued to operate as a hospital until 1964 when, with the mining industry waning and the ski industry not yet established, the population of Telluride was dwindling rapidly. As people collected their belongings and left town, head nurse Arlene Reid decided to house the possessions abandoned or discarded in the building. Thus the Museum was born. In 1961, the site was added to the National Register of Historic Places. We now house 10 exhibits that showcase everything from mining to Telluride’s infamous Red Light District, from early Ute Indian tribes to the arrival of the railroad.

Educational outreach:

A significant portion of the Telluride Historical Museum’s effort is dedicated to bringing history to life through community programs and education. In 2012, the Museum developed eight new educational programs for elementary through high school levels, providing students throughout the region with in-depth, hands-on learning experiences in one of Telluride’s oldest buildings. From early Colorado cultures and a day in the life of a miner, to hydroelectricity and medicines of the past, history comes to life in tangible and fun ways. Museum staff is active in Telluride schools as well as institutions in the surrounding area and is dedicated to providing them wonderful programming at no cost.

Education Fundraiser – Saloon Night

To keep this programming free for teachers and their classrooms, the Telluride Historical Museum is partnering with the Bean Bar to bring you Saloon Night. On Thursday, January 30, 7-10 p.m. step back into Telluride in 1890 and belly up to the bar at the Steaming Bean. Our fundraiser is sure to go over the top and perhaps be outlawed before the night is over. Try your hand at cards, swing a saloon girl around the floor, try a period drink, and enjoy live music all while supporting the Museum’s educational outreach. Costumes are strongly encouraged. If you still didn’t get enough fun, there will be an after-party to keep the festivities rolling.

Round up your friends and head over to the local watering hole for a night at the Saloon.

Tickets, $20 pre-sale /$25 at the door, include a drink.

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