SUMMIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

(All Events Are Subject To Change)

                     

2014 Summer Events

 
May
 
May 27
 The Dillon Schoolhouse Museum, 403 LaBonte, Dillon, opens for the season. Hours are 10:30-2:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday through Labor Day weekend. Private tours may be arranged by contacting the Schoolhouse at (970) 468-2207. There is a fee for private tours.

June/July
 
June 6
 Every Friday the Society will have a table at the Dillon Farmer’s Market through September 19. On display is the wide range of books offered by the Society as well as some new books that will interest readers. There are special deals on some of the publications and on memberships. The market opens at 9:00 am and closes at 2:00 pm, rain or shine.

June 17
 The Dillon Reservoir Boat Tours with an SHS guide telling lots of interesting stories run every Tuesday and Thursday through August 28. 9:00-10:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Cost: $25 per adult (13 & over) $15 per child- no children under 7. Call the Dillon Marina for reservations at 970-468-5100. Reserve your space early in the summer as the spots fill quickly.

June 30
 Mary Ellen Gilliland—Hikes into History. Experience Summit County’s historic hiking trails as Mary Ellen highlights new wilderness routes from her recently revised edition of The Summit Hiker, with mine camps, stagecoach byways and famous mines along the way.

July 7
 History of Keystone – please save the date, more info coming soon.

July 14
 JoAnn Mulcahy—Daily Life in the Old West. Learn about the chores of the early west and experience through interactive stations how daily chores were carried out.

July 19
 Town of Dillon Saturday Morning Adventure Series 10:00 a.m. Sandie Mather offers her talk, Dillon, Denver, and the Dam, followed by a walking tour to see some of the buildings rescued from the old town. Meet at the Dillon Schoolhouse at 10:00. The cost is a $5 per person donation to SHS.

July 19
 Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social Noon-4:00 p.m. At the Dillon Schoolhouse Museum. Enjoy the five-cent ice cream, the antique cars, and the SHS fire truck. Tour the schoolhouse museum and discover what life was like in the late 1800s.

July 21
 A Panel of Early Residents of Dillon— Tales of Old Dillon. Join Tom Foster and others as they recall the early days of Old Dillon.

July 26
 The Geology of Lake Dillon 10:00 a.m. Learn about the geologic processes that shaped the features around Lake Dillon with Sandie Mather, author of Roadside Summit, the Geology of Summit County. Meet at the Dillon Town Park Pavilion at 10:00. After the talk, enjoy a short walk along the Rec Path to see some of those features. A cost of $5 per person supports the Summit Historical Society.

July 28
 Sandie Mather—Smashing Summit County’s Urban Legends. Was Breckenridge named for a vice-president? Was Dillon named for a young man lost in a Summit County winter? Is Buffalo Mountain a volcano? Learn the true story behind these and other urban myths that have been repeated for so many years.

Pastry and the Past
 Monday evening dessert and lecture series. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Dessert and talks will be held at Dillon Community Church next to the Schoolhouse. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members ($5 may go towards the cost of a membership.) The museum will be open from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

August

August 2
 Town of Dillon Saturday Morning Adventure Series 10:00 a.m. Sandie Mather offer s her talk, Dillon, Denver, and the Dam, followed by a walking tour to see some of the buildings rescued from the old town. Meet at the Dillon Schoolhouse at 10:00. The cost is a $5 per person donation to SHS.

August 4
 Rick Hague—Gold Rushes of the 19th Century—Connecting the Golden Dots. Learn the history of all the gold rushes of the 19th century in North America and the relationships and connections between them.

August 10
 Montezuma Schoolhouse Open House Noon to 4:00 p.m.

August 16
 Town of Dillon Saturday Morning Adventure Series 10:00 a.m. See August 2 above.

August 18
 Washington Mine Tour 10:00 a.m. Rick Hague will lead a very special and unique tour of the Washington Mine south of Breckenridge. Following the tour, participants will enjoy a miner’s meal complete with pasty and other goodies. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members ($10 may go to the cost of a membership.) Reservations required by August 11 for this fund-raising event. 970-468-2207

August 25
 Geology of Lake Dillon Hike 10:00 a.m. Sandie Mather and her “famous” egg car tons will help you learn about the geologic forces that shaped the features around Lake Dillon. Bring your lunch to enjoy lakeside. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members ($10 may go to the cost of a membership.) Reservations are required by August 24 for this fund-raising event. 970-468-2207

August 30
 Town of Dillon Saturday Morning Adventure Series 10:00 a.m. See August 2 above.

 

Summit Historical Society
PO Box 143
Dillon, CO 80435
Email: mail@summithistorical.org
Website: www.summithistorical.org
Dillon Schoolhouse Museum
403 LaBonte Dr.
Dillon, Colorado

970-468-2207