Education and Events

The Museum hosts educational activities throughout the year. Tours of the Museum and the Historic Fall River Hydroplant may be arranged for groups of 10 or more people by contacting the Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at or 970-577-3762. All programs take place at the Museum unless otherwise noted.

Museum staff will present outside of the facility on historical topics of interest for groups in the surrounding Estes Park area. To request a speaker for your next event please contact the Curator of Interpretation. 
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1917 Book Club

February 20, 2019

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Hondius Room - Estes Valley Library


On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the 1917 Book Club hosted by the Estes Park Museum will explore local title, This Week in Estes Park: The Story of Our Town by Mel Busch edited by Andrew and Melinda Busch. Due to construction work at the Museum, the program will be held in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Light snacks will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. It is strongly encouraged that participants read each book prior to the program to take part in the discussion.  

The first selection is This Week in Estes Park: The Story of Our Town by Mel Busch, former Director of the Estes Park Area Historical Museum. “Mel Busch takes you through this history in short stories focusing on the people and events of Estes Park through the years. Originally published by the Estes Park Trail-Gazette as articles entitled, ‘This Week in History,’ these stories range from Estes Park’s connection to the world crises to the tragedies, comedies, accomplishments, and foibles of ordinary residents. Utilizing accounts in the Trail-Gazette, memoirs of participants, and other sources, Busch brings Estes Park history to life – one week at a time.” Current Estes Park Museum Director, Derek Fortini will be in attendance to contribute to a lively discussion facilitated by Museum staff.

1917 Book Club titles can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop during the closure by contacting Elaine Hunt-Downey at (970) 577-3766 or or Macdonald Bookshop. Additionally, the Estes Valley Library will circulate a limited number of copies, holds can be placed on circulating copies if all are currently checked out.

For any questions regarding the event, please call or email, Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at or 970-577-3762.



Museum Gallery Closure

Oct. 2, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2019

Estes Park Museum



The Estes Park Museum will temporarily close its gallery beginning Tuesday, October 2, 2018, through February 2019 to accomodate an interior remodel project. For more information read the full press release here.  The Museum will run limited programming during this time. Please check back for upcoming programs. 

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200 Fourth St.
Estes Park, CO 80517