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Things to Do: Telluride Historical Museum Opens July 1


The Telluride Historical Museum is looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum starting July 1st by appointment only. They will be taking appointments Wednesday - Saturday and may expand to more days depending on how the first phase of reopening goes. The Museum is committed to keeping everyone safe and will institute precautionary measures such as regular disinfecting of common surfaces as well as adhering to social distancing guidelines. Their interactive exhibits have also been pulled to help reduce potential transmission.

Groups or individuals visiting the Museum must pay in advance and follow all safety precautions. Everyone who enters will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands. If you or your party does not have a mask the museum will provide one for you. Groups must be no larger than 8 people and part of one booking. The museum will do their best to allow ample time for everyone to absorb out exhibits and well curated history.

Telluride Historical Museum wants everyone to know they understand this will be a new experience, and they appreciate your patience as they navigate their re-opening under the current circumstances. It is imperative to keep everyone safe including visitors and staff. 

Bake Like a Pioneer 

Our bodies constantly adjust and adapt for living in the high country. Baking above sea level is no different. In order to make something delicious up here you have to take the low air pressure into account and adjust recipes accordingly.  Some of the first pioneers to bake here had to experiment with different formulas before getting recipes just right. Today we have the luxury of high altitude conversion charts but that doesn't mean baking is a breeze! Attempt one of the recipes below out of the "The Rocky Mountain Cookbook" that pioneer Harriet Backus aka the 'Tomboy Bride' used herself.  

Safer at Home Camp Challenge  

Ten local nonprofits are collaborating on a fun, free camp that kids can do safely from home. This downloadable packet of activities, from cool science experiments and reading challenges to amazing arts and crafts, will get your kids outside, reading, and creating. There are even healthy lunch recipes and a calendar of fun "challenges." Activities are designed for all ages, but kids under 9 should participate with an older sibling or guardian. 

Share your fun! Be sure to post pictures of your adventures and creations and tag them #SAHCampChallenge.



Learn How to Talk About Race via National Museum of African American History and Culture's

New Online Portal 

The online portal provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multi-media resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers, and individuals committed to racial equality.   

Research shows that many people feel they do not have the information needed to discuss race in a way that is candid, safe, and respectful of other viewpoints and experiences.

Talking About Race builds upon decades of work by the museum's educators. It is the result of extensive research, studies, consultations, and educational resources from these fields: history, education, psychology and human development. It includes published research from leading experts, activists, historians, and thought leaders on race, equity, and inclusion, including Brené Brown, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Robin DiAngelo, Julie Olsen Edwards, Jerry Kang, Ibram X Kendi, Enid Lee, Audre Lorde, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Tim Wise.    


(Please call the Museum to Reserve Your Tour Slot):

$7 General Admission 

$5 Seniors (65 and older)

$5 Students (6-17)

Free Children 5 & Under 

Free for active military personnel

Museum Members are always free and don't forget...

Locals receive free admission every Thursday!   

201 W. Gregory Ave. | at the top of N. Fir St. | P.O. Box 1597 

Telluride, CO 81435  

970.728.3344 |

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