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 Education. All programs take place at the Museum unless otherwise noted.

Downtown History Walking Tours
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Thursday, January 19 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Nineteen Seventeen Book Club Kick-Off
Event takes place at the Museum
 
Are you a fan of historical books? Do you like books about the west or outdoor adventure stories? If yes, then the Nineteen Seventeen Book Club is for you! Join others like you for the kick off meeting on January 19. The first feature book for the Nineteen Seventeen Book Club will be "Homesteading Big Owl" by Katherine Garetson. Special guest, Edie Deweese will join the discussion and share journals and photos that were discovered after the latest edition.  
 
In collaboration with the Estes Valley Library, the book club will meet monthly. The Library will sponsor 10 copies of the discussion book and are expected to be shared among book club members between each meeting. Meeting locations will rotate between the Library and the Museum throughout the year. To register for the book club, visit estesvalleylibrary.org.
 
Thursday, February 16 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Nineteen Seventeen Book Club
Event takes place at the Museum
 
Nineteen Seventeen Book Club is a brand new book club for people who want to read about the local history, outdoor adventures, and nonfiction history genre books. Copies of selected titles are provided by the Estes Valley Library
 
In collaboration with the Estes Valley Library, the book club will meet monthly. The Library will sponsor 10 copies of the discussion book and are expected to be shared among book club members between each meeting. Meeting locations will rotate between the Library and the Museum throughout the year. To register for the book club, visit estesvalleylibrary.org.
 
Thursday, March 11 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Searching the Estes Park Museum Collection Online
Class takes place at the Estes Valley Library
 
Have you ever wondered what artifacts, artwork, and archives are in the Estes Park Museum collection? If the answer is yes, then great news! The Estes Park Museum hosts its catalog of nearly 30,000 records online at www.estes.org/museumcollection including images of the artifacts. Join Curators Alicia Rochambeau and Naomi Gerakios Mucci at the the Estes Valley Library computer lab for a hands-on lesson demonstrating how to navigate the site and conduct local history research from any computer, anytime, anywhere. Guests may work alone or as couples. This is a free program and registration is required by calling Alicia at 970-577-3762.
 
Thursday, March 16 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Nineteen Seventeen Book Club
Location TBD
 
Nineteen Seventeen Book Club is a brand new book club for people who want to read about the wild west, outdoor adventures, historical fiction, nonfiction history genre books and local history. Copies of selected titles will are provided by the Estes Valley Library. The Library sponsors 10 copies of the discussion book to be shared among book club members between each meeting. Meeting locations will rotate between the Library and the Museum each month. To register for the book club, visit estesvalleylibrary.org.
 
Thursday, April 26 from 7 - 8 p.m. 
English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación en Inglés
Event takes place at the Estes Valley Library
 
English language learners who wish to practice their developing English speaking skills with native English speakers. This month’s focus is on Estes Park landmarks “then and now” using historic photographs of Estes Park from the museum collection as conversation pieces in celebration of Estes Park’s Centennial.
 
Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29
Estes Park Mountain Festival
 
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Estes Park Mountain Festival at the Estes Park Events Center! This will be the community bitrhday celebration. More details to follow very soon!
 
 
Thursday, May 9 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Searching the Estes Park Museum Collection Online
Class takes place at the Estes Valley Library
 
Have you ever wondered what artifacts, artwork, and archives are in the Estes Park Museum collection? If the answer is yes, then great news! The Estes Park Museum hosts its catalog of nearly 30,000 records online at www.estes.org/museumcollection including images of the artifacts. Join Curators Alicia Rochambeau and Naomi Gerakios Mucci at the the Estes Valley Library computer lab for a hands-on lesson demonstrating how to navigate the site and conduct local history research from any computer, anytime, anywhere. Guests may work alone or as couples. This is a free program and registration is required by calling Alicia at 970-577-3762.