Events & Lectures

Events & Lectures
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2014 MUSEUM PROGRAMS & EVENTS

ALL PROGRAMS & EVENTS ARE FREE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

January 10th - Friday
Museum Movie Matinee: The Gold Rush

4:00pm in the Log Chapel
In celebration of Frisco’s Gold Rush weekend, watch an entertaining presentation of the original 1925 classic Charlie Chaplin movie The Gold Rush.  The Log Chapel will open at 3:30 with seating available on a first come basis.  The building is heated and we will serve hot cider and popcorn.

March 7th – Friday
Hats Off to Women!
5:00pm-7:00pm
In celebration of Women’s History month and in collaboration with the Summit Historical Society, join us for an entertaining and educational evening of hats and history.  Dr. Sandie Mather will portray Summit County pioneer Anna Sadler Hamilton accompanied by a slide show.  Learn about the Frisco women who left their legacies and changed Frisco’s history such as Susan Badger, Jane Thomas, Susie Thompson and Helen Foote.  Wear your favorite hat to this event – light refreshments will be served.

April 3-16 - THE MUSEUM & HISTORIC PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE – PLEASE VISIT US SOON!

April 20th – Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt at the Historic Park (For Ages 6-8+)
12:00pm

April 26th – Saturday
Bill’s Ranch Walking Tour – TOUR IS FULL!

10:00am-12:00pm
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Frisco Elementary Parking Lot located at 800 E 8th Ave, Frisco, Colorado
Tour Duration: 1½ – 2 Hours
Join long-time Bill’s Ranch resident Judy Anderson for a historic tour of Frisco’s Bill’s Ranch community.  Discover how this unique residential area originated, learn  the connection to Frisco’s survival and view original pioneer cabins from the early 20th century. Special guest appearance of old Bill Thomas!
TOUR IS FULL!

May 16th - Friday
Night at the Museum!
5:00pm-8:00pm – Celebrate Colorado’s Preservation month with our annual community open house.  We will provide refreshments and live music!

June 11th through August 27th – Wednesdays Lunchtime Lectures
12:00pm – Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park scheduled every Wednesday at noon. Seating is limited – arrive early!  Go to the Lunchtime Lecture listing or contact the Museum for more information on lecture topics:  970-668-3428

June 20th & July 18th – Fridays
Historic Tour of the Town of Frisco
10:00am – Meet at the Schoolhouse Museum at 120 Main Street. Talk a walk back in time and discover the history of Frisco’s Main Street and Galena Street.  No reservations required.

July 5th – Saturday
Frisco Founder’s Day!

10:00am to 4:00pm – Experience Frisco’s Heritage at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum and celebrate the Town’s History.  This event features simulated gold panning, live burro rides, refreshments and wonderful live music and entertainment in the gazebo. Contact the Museum for a schedule of events.

July 10th – Thursday
Ladies of the Wild West – The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely
3:00pm to 4:00pm -  Gather together with Tom ”Dr. Colorado” Noel, Hugh “Mark Twain” Bingham and with some of our local Frisco Belles who will regale and uplift you with tales of brave and comely Ladies of the Wild West.  Refreshments and libations encouraged during the lecture to help you swallow some improbable stretchers.  Free – No reservations required.  Lecture located at The Blue Spruce Inn (Old Town Steakhouse and Saloon) at 20 Main Street.

August 10th – Sunday
Summit Quilters Show & Exhibit
10:00am-4:00pm – View quilts made by the Summit Quilters and vote for your favorites.  Exhibition located at the Frisco Historic Park - Log Chapel at 120 Main Street.

August 29th – Friday
Night at the Museum – Meet the Author
5:00pm-8:00pm – Experience a splendid summer evening at the Museum after hours.  Meet Children’s book Author Dr. Sandra Mather who will share tales of history in her new publication entitled Historic Footprints – A Picture Book for Young Readers.   This event is accompanied by a reception with light refreshments in the Museum.

September 6th & 7th – Saturday & Sunday
Fall Fest and Art Show

10am-6 pm – This all day Main Street festival on September 6th celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors of Colorado.  The event features a Harvest Market, Colorado artisans and musicians.  The Art Show runs Sept. 6th and 7th.  The festival takes place at the Historic Park and is free to attend.

October 30th – Thursday
Nightmare at the Museum!

4:00pm-7:00pm - Dare to visit the Museum and experience the ghastly tales and chilling poems of Victorian Gothic literatureEnjoy a macabre evening of storytelling, poetry and a horror film classic. Gothic and Victorian attire encouraged – light refreshments and treats provided.  Nevermore!

October 31st – Friday
Trick-or-Treat Street!
6:00pm-8:00pm – Put on your horrific disguises, frightening masks and ghoulish costumes and join all the tricksters on this annual evening of fun on Frisco’s Main Street.  Happy Halloween!

November 27th - Thursday
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY

December 12th- Friday
Wassail Night at the Museum!

4:00pm-7:00pm – Experience a cozy wintery evening at the Museum after hours.  Join us during Frisco’s Wassail Week for apple cider, cookies, stories and music.

December (Dates Pending)
Santa Visits the Museum!

Take a break from holiday shopping and visit with Santa.  Operate the train exhibit, explore the discovery cart or experience the self-guided tours of the Historic Park and Main Street…Happy Holidays!

December 25th & January 1st – Thursdays
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY

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