July at the Museum

July at the Museum

The Telluride Historical Museum is on fire in July. The following is an overview of events.

Fourth of July at the Museum!

4th of July Flyer

Friday July 4, 12:30-3 pm

Live entertainment at our annual Fourth of July program with Ute dancers and lemonade from 12:30 to 3:00 and free admission all day at the Museum! For more information about these events visit telluridemuseum.org

Beginner Gardeners 

Beginner Gardeners Poster

Tuesdays, July 8-22,  4-5pm at the Museum

Cultivate your green thumb with our Master Gardener instructors!

Beginner Gardeners is a summer program series designed for ages 6 – 12.  Registration includes instruction for all classes, materials, and everything you need to know to get started on your own gardening adventure. Each workshop is held between 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Telluride Historical Museum.

Workshop sessions include:

  • •July 8 – Get to Know Your Environment
  • •July 15 – Soil or Dirt?
  • •July 22 – Plants, Shrubs, and Trees
  • •July 29 – Putting it to Use

$100/ members, $125/ non-members. Space is limited, so register today.

Telluride Unearthed: Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code Talker


Tuesday, July 8, 6pm at the Elks Lodge

“Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima,”  Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division.

A Telluride Unearthed program exploring the WWII Navajo Code Talkers, from cultural repression to confidential heroism and eventually public recognition.

Join Samuel Holiday, author of the book Under the Eagle as he recounts his experiences in one of the most culturally and strategically significant military programs of World War II.

Samuel Tom Holiday was born in Monument Valley, Utah. When he was 12, he injured his knee and went to a clinic in Kayenta, Arizona. Afterwards he was sent to a boarding school where he was beaten for speaking Navajo. He volunteered for the Marines at 17 and trained to be a Code Talker at Camp Pendleton. He served 1943-1945 in the Pacific Theater.

Screening of Uranium Drive-InUDI_POSTER_WEB (518x800)

Thursday, July 10,6-8pm at the Nugget Theatre

The Telluride Historical Museum is hosting a screening of locally-produced documentary film, “Uranium Drive-In   The screening and director Q&A also serves as a prelude for the Museum’s guided field trip to the town-site of Uravan, led in conjunction with the Rimrocker Historical Society.

Uravan was a Manhattan Project site where Uranium was mined for use in bomb-making. It boomed twice afterwards – once for the Cold War buildup and once for nuclear power in the 1970s. Eventually it was evacuated, but interest in Uranium mining is making a comeback in the area, and it’s a more contentious issue than ever.

Synopsis: The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has an economically devastated mining community in Colorado hopeful for the first time in decades. When environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. A debate ensues, pitting jobs against health and the environment.

Without judgment, both sides of the issue are brought to life in heart-wrenching detail as the film follows conflicting opinions and visions for the future. The film offers no easy answers but aims instead to capture personal stories and paint a portrait of the lives behind this nuanced and complex issue.

Historic Walking Tour of TellurideHistoric Walking Tours Flyer

Every Thursday, July 10-31, 1-2pm

Meet at the Telluride Historical Museum

Join long time local and storyteller Ashley Boling every Thursday through July 31 for this fun and lively tour about town! Learn more about the people, buildings, and events that make Telluride unique. (No tour on Thursday, July 3.)

$10 Museum Members / $15 non-members.


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