2013 MUSEUM PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Museum Movie Matinee: The Gold Rush
4:00pm in the Log Chapel
Join us for an entertaining presentation of the original 1925 classic Charlie Chaplin movie The Gold Rush. The building 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.
Easter Egg Hunt
at the Historic Park (For Ages 6-8+)
April 20th – Saturday (TOUR IS FULL)
Bill’s Ranch Walking Tour
Join long-time Bill’s Ranch resident Judy Anderson for a historic tour of Frisco’s Bill’s Ranch community. Participants will discover how this unique residential area originated, learn the connection to Frisco’s survival and view original pioneer cabins from the early 20th century. (TOUR IS FULL)
Night at the Museum!
5:00pm-8:00pm – Annual community Open House with light refreshments, tours and a live music.May 31st – Friday
Pistols & Pearls!
This special ticketed fundraising event, celebrating Historic Preservation Month in May, will begin at 5 p.m.; explore the Museum and historic buildings offering wine tasting compliments of several vendors and sample small gourmet plates showcasing the flavors of Frisco. The evening will wrap up with a champagne toast and dessert served in the Museum. The evening will also include live entertainment. Elegant vintage attire is highly encouraged!
June 12th through August 28th – Wednesdays Lunchtime Lectures
12:00pm – Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park scheduled every Wednesday at noon. Seating may be limited – arrive early! Contact the Museum for more information on lecture topics: 970-668-3428
June 21st & July 19th & August 16th – 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 6th – Saturday
Frisco Founder’s Day!
11:00am 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, costumed reenactments, interpretive tours and wonderful live music in the gazebo. Contact us for a schedule of events.
July 11th – Thursday
Color-Oddities: Tales of Our State’s Strangest Creatures
3:00pm - Mark Twain (Hugh Bingham) and Dr. Colorado (Tom Noel) will astonish you with their slide talk on Color-Oddities. This dynamic duo have documented some of the strangest creatures, many of them very rare and endangered, to be found in the highest state. Learn the truth about fur bearing trout, catfish, cow elk, coyotes, jackalopes, jackapheasants, jack-ass rabbits and other remarkable critters. Libations encouraged during the lecture to help you swallow some improbable stretchers.
Location: The Blue Spruce Inn (Old Town Steakhouse and Saloon) located at 20 Main Street, Frisco CO.
Cost: Free – No reservations required. For more information please contact the Frisco Historic Park & Museum (970) 668-3428
September 7th – Saturday
Fall Fest and Art Show
10am-6 pm – This all day Main Street festival celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors of Colorado. The event features a Harvest Market, Colorado artisans and musicians. The Art Show runs Sept. 7th and 8th. The festival takes place at the Historic Park and is free to attend.
October 1st through October 4th – Tuesday to Friday
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR EXHIBIT AND MAINTENANCE PROJECTS!
October 30th – Wednesday
Nightmare at the Museum!
4:00pm-7:00pm - Dare to visit the Museum and experience the ghastly tales and chilling poems of Victorian Gothic literature. Enjoy a macabre evening at the Museum while revisiting the horror classics including readings from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera. Gothic and Victorian attire encouraged – light refreshments and treats provided. Nevermore!
October 31st – Thursday
6:00pm-8:00pm - Disguise yourself in frightening masks and ghoulish costumes and join all the tricksters on this annual evening of fun on Main Street. Happy Halloween!
November 28th - Thursday
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY
December 6th – Friday
Gold Rush Saints and Sinners – Presented by Mary Ellen Gilliland
10:30am – Log Chapel. Join us for a fascinating lecture with this well-known local author and historian as she regales the tales of saints and sinners (mostly sinners) from the silver and gold rush days. The Log Chapel is heated, we will provide hot cider and seating may be limited – arrive early!
December 7th & 14th - Santa Visits the Museum!
Saturday Dec. 7th – 8:30am-10:30am & Saturday Dec. 14th – 11:00am-12:30pm
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 13th – 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 25th & January 1st – Wednesdays
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY
2014 Museum Calendar Of Events Will Be Posted Soon!