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August 2018

Victorian West End Walking Tour

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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June 12 – September 29 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10:30am (1.5 hours) Meets at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free A beautiful stroll through Aspen’s Victorian West End with a focus on history and architecture. Learn little-known facts about the homes themselves and the people who lived in them.

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History Coach

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave.
Aspen, 81611
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June 12 – September 29 (no tour Wednesday, July 4th) Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am (2.25 hours) Meets in front of the Wheeler Opera House, 320 E Hyman Ave. $25/adult, $20/senior & children 18 and under Reservations required, limit 5 seats A guided tour of historic downtown Aspen in our unique electric vehicle – complete with a visit to both the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum. Guests gain a totally new understanding of Aspen’s transformations from a…

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Hotel Jerome Tour

August 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

Hotel Jerome, 330 E. Main St.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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June 12 – September 27 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30pm (1 hour) Meets in the hotel lobby, 330 E Main St. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free Aspen’s iconic Hotel Jerome has been at the center of community life since the doors opened in 1889. Join us for a guided tour to find out how and why.

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Historic Pub Crawl

August 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

Red Onion, 420 E. Cooper Ave.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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June 14 – September 27 (no tour June 14th) Thursdays, 3:30pm (1.5 hours) Meets at the Red Onion, 420 E Cooper Ave. $20/person, reservations required, call 970.925.3721 (must be 21 or older to participate. 12 guest maximum) Take a guided tour of Aspen’s historic haunts, where you’ll learn about the establishment’s history and hear local lore. The tour meets at the Red Onion, continues to Aspen Public House and Aspen Brewing Company at Aspen Tap, and finishes at J-Bar at the…

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Historic Downtown Walking Tour

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until September 29, 2018

Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave.
Aspen, 81611
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June 13 – September 28 (no tour Wednesday, July 4th) Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30am (1.5 hours) Meets in front of the Wheeler Opera House, 320 E Hyman Ave. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free A guided walking tour of historic buildings, sites, and stories around every corner in downtown Aspen.

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Red Butte Cemetery Tour

August 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until September 28, 2018

Red Butte Cemetery, 808 Cemetery Lane
Aspen, 81611 United States
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June 15 – September 28 Fridays, 1:30pm (1 hour) Meets at the Red Butte Cemetery, 808 Cemetery Lane $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free Learn about former citizens of Aspen and their marks on history on a stroll through the town’s storied Red Butte Cemetery and hear about the lives of some of its most notable residents.

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History Hike Series – Green Mountain

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green Mountain Aspen, CO 81611 United States + Google Map

Join us on Saturdays at 9 am on June 23 (Koch Park), July 7 (Independence Ghost Town), July 21 (Aspen Mountain), August 4 (Ashcroft Ghost Town), and August 18 (Green Mountain) Price is $10/person, free for AHS Lixiviator Members and above August 18 meet at Green Mountain (Black) – Adventure over the streams and through the woods to Independence’s lesser-known and secluded sister ghost town, home to several old miners’ cabins and the leftovers of a once-bustling mining operation.

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Smuggler Mountain Open Space Historic Jeep & Trail Tour

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2018

June 13 – August 29 (no tour Wednesday, July 4th) Wednesdays, 9am (2 hours) Meet at Gondola Plaza, 555 E Durant Ave. FREE in partnership with Blazing Adventures and City of Aspen Reservations required, limit 5 seats (tour is best suited for patrons age 8 and older) Explore the incredible history of the many silver mines on Smuggler Mountain. Guests will be transported by jeep up Smuggler Mountain Rd. where they’ll tour, on foot, through ruins and artifacts. The tour…

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Wheeler Opera House Tour

August 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 26, 2018

Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave.
Aspen, 81611
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June 13 – September 26 (no tour Wednesday, July 4th) Wednesdays, 1:30pm (1 hour) Meets in the lobby, 320 E Hyman Ave. FREE in partnership with the Wheeler Opera House The center of Aspen’s arts and cultural scene since it was built in 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has stood the test of time. This free tour in partnership with the Wheeler offers an insider’s look at the iconic building, including its recent renovations and storied past.

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Full Moon Cemetery Tour

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Butte Cemetery, 808 Cemetery Lane
Aspen, 81611 United States
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Join us on Friday August 24 at the Red Butte Cemetery Sign up for your preferred time slot: 7:15, 7:45 & 8:45 $10 in advance / $15 graveside Learn about former citizens of Aspen and their marks on history on a stroll through the town’s storied Red Butte Cemetery at twilight. As the full moon rises, we’ll hear about the lives of some of the cemetery’s most notable residents through museum theatre-style character performances.

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September 2018

Aspen Historical Society Archive Tour

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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Free

Join us on the second Tuesdays starting June 12, July 10, August 14, and September 11 at 11:00 am Meets in the Archive Building, 620 W. Bleeker St. This is a FREE tour Enjoy a guided “backstage” tour of our newly renovated archive and research facility! The tour includes viewing of the Chamberlain Photographic Display in the Community Gallery, as well as a look at artifacts in the AHS Collection.

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History on Tap: Independence Ghost Town

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Independence Ghost Town, 16 miles east of Aspen on Hwy 82 + Google Map

Join us on Wednesday September 12 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Independence Ghost Town $10 in advance, $15 day of (ticket includes one beer, $5 extra beer) "Where history meets beer..." Grab your friends and head to Independence Ghost Town to explore the history of the area as dusk falls! Guides will share stories from the first prospecting camp in the Roaring Fork Valley, where legend has it prospectors struck gold on July 4, 1879. Guides will offer…

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