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Historic Lecture Series

Winter Lecture Series

The Winter Lecture Series is returning in March 2023 as part of the Museum’s 40th-anniversary programming! Join us at 1:00pm in the Historic Park Log Chapel every Saturday afternoon starting March 4, 2023, through April 1, 2023. Lectures are free to attend!

Things to know before you go

  • Doors open at 12:45pm to allow staff and our speaker time to set up.
  • Seating is limited and is first come, first serve.
  • The historic Log Chapel is heated but can still be chilly, so make sure to bring a jacket.
  • Please leave your pets at home.
  • Please leave snacks and food at home.

2023 Lineup

March 4, 2023

50 Years of Copper Mountain Resort
Presented by Tim Nicklas, Director of the Grand Encampment Museum

Tim Nicklas will discuss his new book “Copper Mountain Resort: Fifty Years of Fortitude” published in 2022 for Copper Mountain’s 50th anniversary. Nicklas will kick off the 2023 lecture series with stories from the early years as the small railroad town of Wheeler to the last fifty years as one of Colorado’s major resorts.

March 11, 2023

All the Single Ladies: Frisco Edition
Presented by Jana Arnold, Frisco Historic Park & Museum staff member

Mountain life for Frisco’s women was more than just staying warm on a snowy day. From community dances to election judges, the ladies had plenty to do. Museum staff member, Jana Arnold will shine a light on the single ladies of Frisco and their accomplishments and leadership in the early 1900s.

March 18, 2023

Revealing the True Story of the Tabors
Presented by Brenda and Mike Miller, Docents of the Leadville Mining Museum and Matchless Mine

The Tabors’ infamous love triangle and riches-to-rags story are well known throughout Colorado. Many of these stories, however, are just that: stories. Join Brenda and Mike Miller from the Leadville Mining Museum and Matchless Mine as they dispel myths surrounding these Leadville legends based on years of first-hand research.

March 25, 2023

A Town is Born: The Story of South Park City
Presented by Susan Hessler, Curator of the South Park City Museum

Join Susan Hessler, curator at South Park City, to talk about the creation of this unique 1880s mining town museum. Hessler will share where the idea came from and how dozens of buildings were moved, many from high mountain gulches. She also will be looking back at some of the forgotten ghost towns and mining camps that are living on at South Park City.

April 1, 2023

Impact of the 10th Mountain Division on Ski Resorts
Presented by Jen Mason, Executive Director of Colorado Snowsports Museum

The 10th Mountain Division played a monumentally important role towards victory during wartime, but few know that their return to the USA also played an important role in the history of ski resorts in Colorado. Join Jen Mason, Executive Director of the Colorado Snowsports Museum, as she shares the stories of how the return of the 10th Mountain Division veterans impacted the ski industry.

Frisco Historic Park & Museum


Physical Address

120 East Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443


Winter Operating Hours:
October 11, 2022-March 14, 2023
Tuesday: 12:30pm-5:00pm
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Monday: Closed


Mailing Address

PO Box 4100
Frisco, CO 80443

About Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series

The Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series take place on Wednesdays at various locations in Frisco, see the lineup below for details. Learn about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas in Colorado with a Q&A after each lecture. Lectures are free to attend.

2022 Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series

A big thank you to all of our 2022 speakers and participants! It was wonderful getting to learn and share as a community. Many of the lectures were recorded by Summit County Television and shared on the free SCTV YouTube page in the Frisco, Colorado playlist for you to watch from the comfort of your couch. We hope to see you all next summer for the 2023 Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series!

Watch Lectures from Previous Years

If you’re interested in learning more about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas or want to watch some of these educational presentations from previous years, check out the Frisco Historic Park video page with lecture recordings from 2019 and 2020.

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