June At The Telluride Museum

June is busting out all over  at the Telluride Historical Museum, as follows:

FREE Swing Dance Lessons!

Tuesday June 3, 6-7:30pm at the Sheridan Opera House

Join locals Laura and Lance Colbert for two FREE laid back beginner swing dance classes. Pick up some new moves just in time for the Telluride Historical Museum’s “Swingin’ at the Sheridan” swing dance on June 6. “Swingin’ at the Sheridan” is in celebration of the Telluride Historical Museum’s June 5 exhibit opening, “Voices of Wartime: Telluride during WWII,” and marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe. For more information about these events visit telluridemuseum.org

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Annual Exhibit Opening! “Voices of Wartime: Telluride During WWII”

Thursday, June 5, 5-7pm at the Museum

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Be the first to see the Telluride Historical Museum’s new annual exhibit, “Voices of Wartime: Telluride during WWII.” Experience wartime Telluride through the eyes of those who lived and fought during this tragic 20th century conflict. The era is brought to life through vibrant oral histories, period film reels, iconic images, and wartime artifacts. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Swingin’ at the Sheridan Swing Dance

Friday, June 6, 7:30pm at the Sheridan Opera House

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Calling all dolls and dreamboats! Put on your dancin’ shoes for a 1940s G.I. Swing Dance at the Sheridan Opera House! Jive to the tunes of the 1940s, enjoy booze at the cash bar, and jitterbug the night away at this dynamite dance! Telluride High School Graduates get in FREE! Period attire is highly encouraged. $10 entry.

Tickets available at the door or online at telluridemuseum.org. This event is in celebration of the Telluride Historical Museum’s exhibit opening, “Voices of Wartime: Telluride during WWII,” and marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe.

 Telluride Unearthed – Uranium Mining

Wednesday, June 11, 6-7pm at the Wilkinson Public Library

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Join Dr. Amundson of Northern Arizona University for an in depth look at uranium mining in southwest Colorado and the important role it played in development of the atomic bomb. This event is free and open to the public.

Historic Walking Tour of Telluride

Every Thursday through July beginning June 12,  1-2pm

(Meet at the Telluride Historical Museum)

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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. There will be no tour on Thursday, July 3. $10 Museum Members / $15 non-members.

Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Richard Kurin, author of The Smithsonian’s “History of America in 101 Objects”

Monday, June 16,  6:00pm at the Wilkinson Public Library

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What do Martha the last passenger pigeon, a fragment from Plymouth Rock, and Julia Child’s kitchen have in common? Each of these objects tells an important story about the diverse history of America. These and 98 other objects are part of The Smithsonian’s “History of America in 101 Objects,” the latest publication by the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Richard Kurin. Join us for a unique lecture and book signing with Richard Kurin and experience how each featured object comes to vivid life, providing a tactile connection to American history.

Art from the Archives: Artist – TBA

Wednesday, June 25, 7:00pm at the Telluride Historical Museum

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A series of five conversations on art, life and inspiration hosted by some of your favorite local artists. Each month one artist will pull something fabulous from the Museum archives and open up a discussion of their choosing. From historic facts to pop culture, each artist will dust off the mystery behind some of our most beloved pieces.

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