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HINSDALE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 353

Museum Location:
130 North Silver Street
Corner of Second and Silver

Lake City, CO 81235
970-944-2050

 

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MUSEUM SUMMER HOURS

Hours: Memorial Day thru September
10am - 5pm, Monday thru Saturday
1 - 4:30pm, Sundays

 

ADMISSION

$5.00 for adults
$2.00 for ages 8-15
Free for age 7 and under

 

Upcoming Events

 2019 Guided Tours & Special Events

During the summer, special events and guided tours are held to 
educate the public on the history of Lake City and Hinsdale County
and provide an enjoyable experience for all!

We were planning on opening our Museum on Memorial Day weekend. Unfortunately, due to the spring flood threat, we spent the Memorial Day weekend with local and state volunteers moving our museum collection to higher ground.  We regret that we will not be able to open our Museum for the 2019 summer season. We will try and hold as many of the special events and guided tours as possible.

Please note: Times, dates and events subject to change. 

 


Please call for up-to-date information and confirmation of event/tour dates and times

  

TOURS

·     Ghost Tours - Fridays 8:00PM, June 21st - August 16th

  • $10 for adults - $2 for children under the age of 10

·     Guided Walking Tours - Historic District - Thursdays 10:30AM, June 27th - August 8th (No tour on July 4th)

  • $8 for adults - $2 for children under the age of 10

·     Cemetery Tours - Tuesdays 10:30AM, July 9th, 16th, 30th and August 13th

  • $8 for adults - $2 for children under the age of 10
  • Meet at museum/own transportation needed

·     Interior Modern or Historic Homes Tour - Fridays 1:00PM, July 26th and August 2nd

  • $10 per person
  • Meet at museum/own transportation needed 

·     Tour of the Rose Lime Kiln - Saturday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM August 31

  • Details to follow

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

·     Every Rail Has A Silver Lining, The Lake City Branch with Russ Lawyer - Premier movie presentation at the Mountaineer Theatre detailing the history of the Lake City D&RG Railroad. Tuesday 5:30PM, June 18th

  • $10 at door, Mountaineer Theatre

·     The Role of the Rocky Mountains in the Ice Age Peopling of the New World with Bonnie Pitblado - Friday 6:30PM, June 21st

  • $5 at door, limited seating

·     People, Places and Things: Living in the Bridger Mountains, Montana for the Past 13,000 Years with Meghan Dudley - Monday 6:30PM, June 24th 

  • $5 at door, limited seating

·     Flint Knapping with Bruce Burks - Friday 1:00PM, July 5th 

  • No charge, donations appreciated

·     Scarlet Belles -Tuesdays 7:30PM, July 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th and August 6th 

  • A short drama on Lake City's prostitutes
  • $8 at the door, limited seating
  • Leo Jo Lowry on piano 7:00PM to 7:30PM, doors open at 6:30PM.

 ·   Book Signing, Duane Vandenbusche/Grant Houston, "Around Lake City"  - Friday 4:00PM to 6:00PM, July 12th 

  • no charge, light refreshments served at Museum

  ·   Volcanoes of Lake City with Harvey DuChene - Saturdays, July 13th, August 3rd

  • Field trip starting at 9:00AM and lasting approximately 4 hours
  • $25 for adults, $5 for children under 13 (must be accompanied by parent)
  • Maximum is 25 attendees
  • Participants will provide own vehicles, carpooling encouraged, 4WD not needed
  • We suggest bringing water and folding chairs

·     Alfred Packer with Michelle Pierce - Monday 6:30PM, July 15th 

  • $5 at door, limited seating

·     Beneath Blue Mesa with Dave Primus -  Friday 6:30PM, July 19th

  • $5 at door, limited seating

·     Rocks and Minerals 101 with Harvey DuChene - Saturday 1:00PM, July 20th

  • 3 hour seminar 
  • $25 at door, adults and children 13 years and older (no children under 12 years please)
  • Max is 12 attendees

·     Art in Painted Cast Iron: American Figural Doorstops 1920-1940 with Greg Hoffman - Monday 6:30PM, July 22nd 

  • $5 at door, limited seating.

·     Lake City's Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders with Greg Hoffman - Monday 6:00PM, July 29th

  • Includes tour of Masonic Lodge with Burton Smith  
  • $5 at door, limited seating

·     String Academy Performance (Violin) -Thursday 11:30AM, August 1st 

  • Free admission, donations appreciated

·     2nd Annual Pub Crawl on Colorado Day -Thursday 3:00PM - 6:00PM, August 1st 

  • $40 per person, include commemorative beer mug
  • 3 local historians at 3 local watering holes
  • Begin at museum
  • Commemorative Artwork available

·     Back in Thyme Victorian Tea -Monday 11:00AM, August 20th

  • At Anthony Gallery (new event location!)
  • Tickets available at Museum and Anthony Gallery.
  • $35 per person