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February 2019

AHS Archives & Robert Chamberlain Photography Display

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 11, 2019

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

Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm (closed Thanksgiving day and the Friday after, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Columbus Day and Martin Luther King Day) The archives will be closed the week of December 24, 2018 till January 1, 2019.  They will reopen on Wednesday January 2, 2019. For access to the AHS Collection or for research assistance, book an appointment with the Archives Department at 970.925.3721 x 103 or email archives@aspenhistory.org.  Aspen Historical Society operates one of the…

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History Ski Tour : Aspen Mountain

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until April 5, 2019

Free

(December 7th – April 5th) Fridays, 11:00am and 1:00pm FREE courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass, lift ticket required Meet at the guest service cabin below the Sundeck Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying literally beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long-time local historian.

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Wheeler/Stallard Museum : “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen”

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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620 W. Bleeker Street, Aspen Opens December 4th, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm $10 adult/$8 senior/free children under 18 and active military personnel (free on January 12th and the first Saturday of each month) The Wheeler/Stallard house is a Queen Anne style Victorian built in 1888 by Jerome B. Wheeler. Edgar and Mary Ella Stallard moved into the house in 1905, purchased it in 1917, and the family lived there for 40 years. The house last served as the…

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History Ski Tour : Aspen Highlands

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019

Highlands Aspen, CO United States + Google Map
Free

(December 10th- April 8th) Mondays, 11:00am and 1:00pm FREE courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass, lift ticket required Meet at the guest services cabin outside Merry Go Round Ski with a volunteer historian to learn about Aspen Highlands’ “maverick,” innovative, and unique past.

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History Ski Tour : Snowmass

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until April 8, 2019

Snowmass Snowmass Village, CO United States + Google Map
Free

(December 11th – April 8th) Tuesdays, 10:30am and 1:30pm FREE courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass, lift ticket required Meet at the guest service cabin outside Sam’s Knob Hear the stories of the largest and youngest of the Aspen/Snowmass resorts by skiing through the unique history of the Snowmass area with a local historian!

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Aspen Historical Society Archive Tour

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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Free

Third Tuesdays, December 18; January 15; February 19; March 19 11:00am Meets in the Archive Building, 620 W. Bleeker St. FREE 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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Hotel Jerome Tour

February 19 @ 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 April 11, 2019

Hotel Jerome, 330 E. Main St.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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(December 11 – April 11) 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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Time Travel Tuesdays: Aspen’s Characters: Stories from Strong and “Scandalous” Women

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave.
Aspen, 81611
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Tuesday, February 19 5:30pm – 7pm Wheeler Opera House Lobby, 320 E. Hyman Ave. $10/free for AHS Lixiviator members Tickets at aspenshowtix.com Meet two of Aspen’s noteworthy former citizens in Chautauqua-style character presentations performed by Kimberly Rehfuss and Nina Gabianelli. Molly Ross, one of the area’s finest mining-era Madames, will share her trade secrets about the oldest profession in the world (and Aspen’s first “tax-paying” industry). Ellen E. “Captain” Jack, either insane or a shrewd entrepreneur, will offer a window…

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Wheeler Opera House Tour

February 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 10, 2019

Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave.
Aspen, 81611
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Free

(December 12 – April 10) 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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History Lessons with Larry

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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Third Thursday of each month, January - March 3:00pm - 4:00pm FREE AHS Archive Building, 620 W. Bleeker St. (In the Community Gallery) Longtime Aspen Historical Society volunteer Larry Fredrick will share in-depth but timely lessons in specific areas of Aspen history. A mining expert, Larry’s breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm for stories from the past will entertain budding historians of all ages and interest! January 17th – Fires & Firemen February 21st –  Technology, Invention & Innovation in a…

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Historic Pub Crawl

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Red Onion, 420 E. Cooper Ave.
Aspen, 81611 United States
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(January 10 – April 11) 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 Hotel Jerome. Tour stops…

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Snow Screw Demonstrations at Buttermilk

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 21, 2019

Buttermilk Aspen, CO 81611 United States + Google Map
Free

Third Thursdays, February 21st and March 21st | 4PM – 5PM | Base of Buttermilk Free courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass Experience a first-generation snow machine in action during kids’ après at Buttermilk! Aspen Historical Society partnered with Aspen Skiing Company to restore a 1930s-era snow screw that was commissioned by Aspenite DRC Brown in 1938 and donated to the AHS Collection by Steve Knowlton in 1991. Thanks to Aspen/Snowmass mechanics, the vehicle runs again, moving across the snow on giant pontoon-shaped…

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March 2019

Time Travel Tuesdays: Aspen ♥ Dogs

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave.
Aspen, 81611
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Tuesday, March 5 5:30pm – 7pm Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave. $10/free for AHS Lixiviator members Tickets at aspenshowtix.com Across Aspen’s history, its people have both relied on and treasured dogs. A fascination that originated with the Native Ute tribe, hounds have supported the mines, 10th mountain military trainings, ski resorts, and beyond for over a century in the Roaring Fork Valley. Join Aspen Historical Society and friends to celebrate the storied history of Aspen’s love affair with…

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Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 12, 2019

Limelight Hotel, 355 S. Monarch St.
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Partnership with Limelight Hotel Aspen Second Friday of each month, January - April 5:30pm - 6:45pm Limelight Hotel, 355 S Monarch St. (Screenings in the Monarch room off the lobby) $10 suggested donation at the door – limited seating – first come first serve Join Aspen Historical Society at the Limelight Hotel to explore skiing’s illustrious past in the Aspen/Snowmass area. This community series features a wide range of vintage films from the Aspen Historical Society collection. Spanning four decades,…

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April 2019

History on Tap: Skiing Hayden, 1937 (Buckhorn Cabin Party)

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buckhorn Cabin Aspen, CO 81611 United States + Google Map

Saturday, April 6th | 2-4 PM | Buckhorn Cabin $10 in advance, $15 day of (ticket includes one beer, $5 extra beer) History on Tap is generously sponsored by Aspen Brewing Company Join Aspen Historical Society for an Aspen Brewing Company beer and the story of the first “ski resort” in the Roaring Fork Valley. Historian and actor Mike Monroney will perform a Chautauqua-style character presentation of Billy Fiske, telling the tale of his partnership with Ted Ryan and Tom Flynn…

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