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!

Free
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.
$3/child
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.
Free
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 | Red Butte
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
$15 day-of, cash or credit card “at the grave”
Red Butte Cemetery

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.
Free
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.

History on Tap: Ashcroft After Dark
Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.
A star-lit tour through the Ashcroft ghost town. Enjoy a beer and experience Ashcroft lore, including stories about the saloons that once crowded the mining settlement.
Advance reservations requested, call 970.925.3721
$15 in advance / $25 day-of (cash only)
Tickets include one beer, extra beers $5
Ashcroft Ghost Town, Castle Creek Rd.