Telluride Museum: August Update

Telluride Museum: August Update

The following is a note from the Telluride Historical Museum, with an August update. Consider supporting the Museum here.

Pandora, Lindsey Ross.

Can you believe summer is almost over?

While the past few months have been quite a learning curve for everyone, we are pleased to announce our visitation by appointment has been going smoothly. Precautionary steps have been well received, and we are thankful for visitors’ diligence in adhering to the new safety measures. We are filling up most of our time slots so if you want to visit the Museum give us a call and schedule a time! Just a reminder: we are taking reservations Wednesday-Saturday only.

We have three walking tours available this summer. One is the addition of a second Historical Walking Tour with Ashley Boling taking place Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. followed by the regular¬† Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., as well as a new weekly cemetery tour. The newly researched and revamped tour of Lone Tree Cemetery¬† happens Mondays at 11:00 a.m. with the Museum’s Director of Programs and Exhibits, Theresa Koenigsknecht.

Theresa did extensive research to develop the new Pandemic Cemetery Tour, including exploring information related to the individuals in Lone Tree Cemetery who died in 1918/1919, combing through Town Council records, and reading through dozens of local regional, and national newspapers. This newly revamped tour is a fascinating look at life, death, and illness at a time when medicine was often not up to the task of battling disease and quarantine was routine. Not top be missed. Tours are $10 for Museum Members and $15 for Non-members. Call the Museum to book, 970-728-3344.

Traditionally the Museum holds two very important fundraisers during the month of August: “Feasting on History” and “An Evening with Ken Burns.” We are sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to proceed with either this year. While we explored many option to be able to hold the programs, we just did not feel we could do so in a safe manner. We appreciate your understanding, and will be working hard to develop alternate events to help fill the void.

Speaking of which, we are partnering with conceptual and fine art photographer, Lindsey Ross, to re-create a one-of-a-kind photographs using an antique negative from our archive. Lindsey’s established medium is wet-plate collodion, a 19th-century photographic process recorded on a substrate of glass or metal. For the Telluride Museum, the artist will be creating a very limited run of albumen prints which we will have for sale. Stay tuned for details.

Although this is a difficult period, we are committed to our mission of preserving the rich history of our region and bringing it to life through exhibits and programming while doing everything we can to keep our staff and visitors healthy and safe. Like many, we are facing significant challenges and appreciate any support you can give at this time.

Even though this has been an unusual summer, we could not be happier to be back doing what we love, even in a limited fashion. We would absolutely love to see you, so stop in to say hello, schedule a visit, hop on a tour, or drop by to get an activity kit do to a History at Home Mission!

All our Best,
The Museumily

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