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Programs & Events


People of Frisco, CO c. 1900

All programs and events are subject to change!
Unless specified, all programs are free – no reservations required!

2017 Museum Programs and Events


January 1st – Sunday
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY

 

February 15th through March 22nd – Wednesdays
Winter Lecture Series
3:00pm-4:00pm – Join us après ski for this new historical lecture series featuring 6 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel scheduled every Wednesday at 3PM. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  Contact the Museum for more information on lecture topics:  970-668-3428


March 12th – Sunday

Tap into History Trivia Night with the Frisco Historic Park & Museum

6:00pm-8:00pm – Presented by Geeks Who Drink and food provided by Whole Foods Market.
Location:  Outer Range Brewing Co. – 182 Lusher Ct, Frisco, CO 80443
Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK.  Tap into History Trivia Night will incorporate questions that cover everything from American History. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you’re some kind of savant.  If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team.  Winning teams gets street cred, Outer Range Brewing Co. swag and prizes from the Frisco Historic Park and Museum.

 

March 25th – Saturday (TOUR IS FULL!)
Women of Bill’s Ranch Tour
10:00am-12:00pm Museum staff will lead a historic tour of Frisco’s Bill’s Ranch community focusing on the pioneering women of the area.  Participants will discover how this unique residential area originated, learn the connection to Frisco’s survival and explore original pioneer cabins from the early 20th century.  (TOUR IS FULL!)

 

April 16th – Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt at the Historic Park (For Ages 6-8+)
12:00pm – Get Egg…cited and bring your Easter basket to this fun annual event. Meet the Easter Bunny too!


May 12th – Friday

Night at the Museum!
 4:00pm-8:00pm – This annual event kicks off with a special lecture entitled Skiing off to War – the story of the 10th Mountain Division presented by Colonel Tom Duhs USMC (Retired).  Learn about the unique history, training missions and the battles these brave soldiers endured.  Following the lecture, enjoy a reception and open house to help Celebrate Colorado’s Preservation month.  Tour the buildings and take in some history after hours. We will provide an open bar, light refreshments, tours and live jazz music performed by Nina Waters.   


May 13th – Saturday
Masontown Hiking Tour
10:00am-12:00pm – Museum staff will lead a historic tour of the former mining camp of Masontown, located halfway up Mount Royal. Participants will learn about the mining history of the area, while exploring this former community. This is a moderate hike of approximately 2 miles one way, with an elevation gain of 1400 feet. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layers, and be prepared for a variety of trail and weather conditions.  Space is limited – Call the Museum for Reservations.  No Dogs Please!

 

June 14th through August 30th – Wednesdays
Lunchtime Lectures
12:00pm – Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel scheduled every Wednesday at noon. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  Contact the Museum for more information on lecture topics:  970-668-3428

 

June 17th – Saturday
Bill’s Ranch Walking Tour
10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm Museum staff will lead 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 explore original pioneer cabins from the early 20th century.  Space is limited – Call the Museum for Reservations.  Warm and comfortable clothing and footwear encouraged – No Dogs Please!

 

June 23rd & July 21st – Fridays
Historic Tour of the Town of Frisco
10:00am – Meet at the Schoolhouse Museum at 120 Main Street. Take a walk back in time and discover the history of Frisco’s Main Street.  No reservations required.


July 2nd – Sunday
Frisco Founder’s Day – Get Your Hands on History!

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

 

July 15th – Saturday
Ten Mile Canyon Cruiser Tour
10:00am-12:00pm Jump on your townie or cruiser and pedal your way from Copper to Frisco via the Ten Mile Canyon for a look back into the heart of our Silver City’s mining legacy.  Riding along the old rail bed and Ten Mile Creek, stops will explore old mine sites and some of the biggest producers such as the Juno, King Solomon and Excelsior Mine.  The ride will be slow and easy.  Warm and comfortable clothing encouraged.  Call the Museum to sign up – space is limited.  No Dogs Please!

 

July 16th – Sunday
Masontown Hiking Tour
10:00am-12:00pm – Museum staff will lead a historic tour of the former mining camp of Masontown, located halfway up Mount Royal. Participants will learn about the mining history of the area, while exploring this former community. This is a moderate hike of approximately 2 miles one way, with an elevation gain of 1400 feet. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layers, and be prepared for a variety of trail and weather conditions.  Space is limited – Call the Museum for Reservations.  No Dogs Please!

 

August 18th – Friday
Night at the Museum – Meet the Author
5:00pm-8:00pm – Experience a splendid summer evening at the Museum after hours.  Renowned Colorado archaeologist and author Curtis Martin presents Ephemeral Bounty: Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute. Learn first-hand how archeologists documented these important ephemeral wooden features such as wikiups, tree platforms and brush horse corals that remain scattered throughout the mesas, canyons and mountains of Colorado. Lecture starts at 5:00 in the Log Chapel followed by a reception and book signing in the Schoolhouse Museum. We will provide an open bar and light refreshments.

 

August 19th – Saturday
Masontown Hiking Tour
10:00am-12:00pm – Museum staff will lead a historic tour of the former mining camp of Masontown, located halfway up Mount Royal. Participants will learn about the history of the area and of mining, while exploring this former community. This is a moderate hike of approximately 2 miles one way, with an elevation gain of 1400 feet. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layers, and be prepared for a variety of trail and weather conditions.  Space is limited – Call the Museum for Reservations. No Dogs Please!

 

October 27th – Friday
Nightmare at the Museum!
5:00pm-8:00pm – Dare to visit the Museum afterhours to explore the Historic Park by lantern. Enjoy a macabre evening at the Museum after hours.  American Gothic and Victorian attire encouraged – open bar, light refreshments and treats provided.  Nevermore!!!


October 28th – Saturday
Bill’s Ranch Walking Tour
10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm Museum staff will lead 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 explore original pioneer cabins from the early 20th century.  Call the Museum to sign up – space is limited.  Warm and comfortable clothing and footwear encouraged – No Dogs Please!

 

October 31st – Tuesday
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.  Visit the park for some treats – Happy Halloween!


November 23rd – Thursday

MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY

December 1st – Friday
Tree Lighting and Santa Night at the Museum
5:45-8:00PM – Light up the town, enjoy some holiday cheer and visit with Santa at the Museum for a fun filled evening after hours!


December 2nd (10AM-12PM) & December 9th (11AM-1PM) – Saturdays
Santa Visits the Museum!

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


December 8th – Friday
Wassail Night at the Museum!
5:00pm-8:00pm – Experience a cozy wintery evening at the Museum after hours.  Join us during Frisco’s Wassail Week for and open bar with apple cider, soup, cookies, stories and holiday music.


December 25th – Monday

MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY

 

2018 Museum Programs and Events

January 1st – Monday MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY – ALL DAY