Summer Programs & Events

Briefly Complete performance

Performance of “A Briefly Complete History of Aspen” at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum in 2017

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Full Moon Cemetery Tour
Friday, August 24
Sign up for your preferred time slot: 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15,
Red Butte Cemetery
$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.


History on Tap: Independence Ghost Town
Wednesday, September 12
5:30 – 7:30PM
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 sunset tours of the ghost town paired with a local craft beer.
Aspen Historical Society’s “History on Tap” programs are generously sponsored by Aspen Brewing Company.