Holden/Marolt Hoedown
Tuesday, June 13, 4:30-7 p.m.
Live music from the Smuggler Mountain Boys, children’s activities, barbecue, beer and farm animals and demonstrations.
Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, 40180 Highway 82

History on Tap: Bike Tour
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 p.m.
A tour on two wheels led by Mike Monroney, finishing at Holden/Marolt with brews and bites. BYOB (bike; we supply the beer).
$15, includes one beer
Paepcke Park -> Holden/Marolt

Aspen Art Museum Camp
Monday -Friday, June 26-30, 9-3 p.m.
In partnership with Aspen Art Museum, historical objects and sculptures in Aspen come to life through storytelling. For ages 6-8. contact Aspen Art Museum or click here for registration
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

Living History Camp
Monday -Friday, July 10-14, 9:30-3:30 p.m.
Theater meets history, as children learn about their favorite Aspen character to prepare for a final performance on Friday afternoon. This workshop will include researching, writing and performing.
$250/child – $150 for Lixiviator members
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

Archive Building Grand Opening
Friday July 14, 3-7 p.m.
Community celebration featuring live music, character presentations and ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by food, drinks and live music.

  • 3 p.m. Children’s Living History Camp Character Performance
  • 5:30 p.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
  • 4-6 p.m. Tour the Newly Renovated Archive Building & Enjoy the Party!

Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

Water in the Age of Silver: Touring the Holden/Marolt Museum
Wednesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Partnership with Roaring Fork Conservancy and City of Aspen Parks & Open Space
Free. Click here for more information or to reserve a spot via Roaring Fork Conservancy.
Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, 40180 Highway 82

Playing with The Past
Butter Making, July 5-7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Scavenger Hunt, July 12-14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Candle Making, July 19-21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Storytelling, July 26-28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

History Hikes
Saturdays from June 24 through July 15, 9 a.m., $10/free for Lixiviator members
June 24: Rio Grande Trail (Green): The walk from Aspen to Stein Park on the Rio Grande Trail is a popular summer route, but the Historical Society will open your eyes to some of its hidden treasures.
July 1: Aspen Mountain (Black): Our namesake mountain is a maze of tunnels, mines and remnants. Ascend the 3,200 feet and learn about the once-rich silver deposits, and the tailings that remain in the “Dumps.”
July 8: Hunter Creek (Blue): Hikers and bikers are familiar with the structures that pepper the Hunter Creek Valley, but what purpose did they actually serve and what stories do they tell?
July 15: Green Mountain (Black): Independence Ghost Town’s lesser-known sister is home to several old miners’ cabins and the leftovers of a once-bustling mining operation.

A Briefly Complete History of Aspen
Saturday July 22, 10:30 a.m.
A 45-minute crash course in Aspen history told through song, dance and character presentations that will leave you laughing and breathless.
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

Ice Cream Social
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
Guests of all ages are invited to celebrate the longstanding tradition of a community ice cream social! Event includes a live performance by Aspen Music Festival and School chamber quintet at 2 p.m., a theatrical presentation of “A Briefly Complete History of Aspen” at 3 p.m., lawn games and, of course, an ice cream bar and “Aspen Crud” spiked milkshakes for adults.
$3 per ice cream bowl or cone / $5 “Aspen Crud” spiked milkshakes
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

Ghost Town Tours
Ashcroft – 
Aug. 12 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
A guided tour of the once-thriving mining settlement.
Independence – Aug. 19 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
A guided walk through into the 1880’s gold rush of Independence
$10/free for Lixiviators
Meet at the ghost town parking lots.

Full Moon Cemetery Tour
Wednesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m.
If you dare, join us for a walk through Red Butte Cemetery to visit with some of Aspen’s “permanent” residents.
$10 in advance, click here to make a reservation*
$15 day-of if space is available
*advance online ticketing closes at 10pm on September 5th
Red Butte Cemetery, 808 Cemetery Lane
(Limited parking. RFTA Cemetery Lane bus leaves Rubey Park on the hour and half hour.)

Archive Tours
Aug. 9 & Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Tour the newly renovated Archive Building, home to more than 45,000 of the town’s most treasured objects, images and documents.
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

History on Tap: Ashcroft After Dark
Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.
“Where history meets beer…”
Grab your friends and head to Ashcroft Ghost Town to explore the history of the area as night falls! Guides will share Ashcroft lore during a sunset tour through the ghost town. We’ll head to the historic Blue Mirror saloon to enjoy a local craft beer followed by guided star-gazing with local astronomer Bryan White. Dress warmly and bring your headlamp or flashlight!
$15 in advance, click here to make a reservation*
$25 day-of (cash only on-site)
Tickets include one beer, additional beers $5
*advance online ticketing closes at 10pm on September 18th
Ashcroft Ghost Town, Castle Creek Rd.
History on Tap is generously sponsored by Aspen Brewing Company