2015 Summer Events
June 16 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.
June 16 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: $30 per adult (13 & over) $15 per child- no children under 7. Call the Dil-lon Marina for reservations at 970-468-5100. Reserve your space early in the summer as the spots fill quickly.
July 18 Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social Noon-4:00 p.m. At the Dillon Schoolhouse Museum. Enjoy the five-cent ice cream, fun activities for the kids, and the SHS fire truck. Tour the schoolhouse museum and discover what life was like in the late 1800s.
July 28 Old Town, Mine, and Mill Sites in the Swan Valley –8:45 a.m. Join us as we visit the old town sites of Swan City, Tiger, Parkville, Wapiti and Tonopah Camp 2. We will visit the Royal Tiger mine and mill site and an optional hike to the Cashier mine & mill site after lunch. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members. Reservations required by July 21 for this fund-raising event. 970-468-2207
Pastry and the Past
July 6 Susan Gilmore—From Googlies to Grand Slams: A history of mountain town base-ball. This talk will look at the evolution of baseball, how it came to be America's pastime and why it was so important in rural communities. From traveling teams to local clubs and the sandlot to organized games look at how communities helped to shape the future of base-ball and vice versa.
July 13 Rick Hague—The Wizard of Oz ..... and Other Strange Tales of the American West. The Wizard of Oz is a universally acclaimed children's story, made immortal by the 1939 film starring Judy Garland and Ray Bolger. But is it only a children's story? Maybe there is more. Come to hear Rick Hague tell "the story behind the story". It's guaranteed that you'll come away shaking your head and saying "WOW"!
July 20 Alan Rice— Up and Down the Snake: Ranching in northern Summit County. Enjoy a pic-torial history and tales of life in towns and on ranches along the Snake River Valley, from Argentine to Dillon.
July 27 Rich Skovlin—Ores to Ingots: Smelting in the Colorado High Country. Rich explains the important process of smelting and reviews the effect it has had on the progress of mankind. Use of the process in treating high country ores has had varying degrees of success. We will learn the history and impact of smelting on early day mining.
August 13 Bygone Skiers and Lost Ski Hills 7:00 p.m., The talk will be held at Dillon Community Church next to the Schoolhouse Museum. .In a multimedia presentation, Caryn and Peter Boddie will take you on a tour of the hills folks once skied in Summit County and other parts of Colorado, while introducing you to the ski pioneers. They are the authors of two books for The History Press on lost ski areas and will sign books at the event. This event is free to all. No reservation is required.
August 17 Washington Mine Tour 10:00 a.m. Rick Hague and Rich Skovlin 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. Reservations required by August 10 for this fund-raising event. 970-468-2207
Summit Historical Society