OURAY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. (OCHS)
THE OURAY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Revised 2/03/16

420 6th Avenue, Post Office Box 151 Ouray, CO 81427-0151

Phone: 970-325-4576

web: ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org

e-mail: ochs@ouraynet.com

We offer specially scheduled tours for schools, organizations, groups and seniors during our off season. Contact the numbers above.

JANUARY

1-31

Museum closed to the public. For assistance see contact information above.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 1-31

Museum closed to the public. For assistance see contact information above.

 

 

MARCH

1-31

Museum closed to the public. For assistance see contact information above.

 

 

 

APRIL

1-13

Museum closed to the public. For assistance see contact information above.


 

14-30

Museum open each Thurs, Fri and Sat from 10:00 - 4:30 PM. For assistance at other times see the contact info at the top of the calendar.

 

 

14

The exhibit "The Ouray Hot Springs Pool" opens. The pool was constructed in 1926 so this is the 90th anniversary of our pool. Learn all about the history of this top Ouray attraction. Exhibit runs through November 12th.

 

 

14 The exhibit “The Dressing Room Mirror — Ouray Fashion Through 1945” opens. See the clothes worn by Ouray women during the first half of the 20th Century. Exhibit runs through November 12th.




 

MAY



1-14

Museum open Thur through Sat from 10:00 - 4:30 pm.

 

 

8

Mother's Day - Museum Closed


 

15-31

Museum open for the summer season Mon through Sat from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Sun 12:00 noon -4:30 pm.

 

 

 

JUNE

1-30

Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

 

 

19
Father's Day (free admission for all fathers)


21

Evenings of History,  Kelvin Kent, "The Hiking Trails of Ouray County," 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.

 

 

28 Evenings of History, Mark and Kim Todd, "Wild West Ghosts," 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.

 

 

 

JULY

1-31

Museum open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm



2

Architectural Tour of Five Ouray Buildings, 1 to 5 pm, $25 per person, Stop at the museum to buy your tickets. Docents present at each site. Actual sites TBA.

 

4

July 4th Parade - Immediately after parade: Reception at the Museum, Theme: 90th Anniversary of the Ouray Pool, Lemonade and Brownies for sale all day.

 

 

5

Evenings of History, Jim Kornberg, "Frontier Medicine: The Trials and Tribulations of Doc Rowan," 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.

 

 

 8

Guided tour of Ouray Museum led by Curator Don Paulson, 9:00 am, $10 per person ($5 for OCHS members). To preregister call 325-4576.

 

 

 9 Guided Walk of Historic Main Street, $10.00 per person, 3:00 pm. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister.


 12 Evenings of History, Larry Moore, "The Pioneer Cornforth Family of Oak Street," 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


16

Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike (guided, $10 cost) - Sponsored by the Ridgway Railroad Museum and OCHS. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister. Hikers will meet at the Ouray County Museum at 9:00 am. In case of inclement weather call Don Paulson at 325-0931 before 8 am to ascertain the hike status.

 

 

19
Evenings of History, Craig Jackman, "The Early History of Colona," 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.



23

Guided Cemetery Walking Tour, $10, meet at Cedar Hill Cemetery at 9:00 am. Preregister at 970-325-4576.


 

 

26

Evenings of History, Peter McCarville"The Geologic Story of Ouray"7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.

 

 

 

AUGUST

1-31

Museum Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

 

 

 2

Evenings of History, Don Paulson, "Albert Reynolds, Hubbard Reed and the Revenue Mine," 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for museum members.

 

 

 5

Guided tour of Ouray Museum led by Curator Don Paulson, 9:00 am, $10 per person ($5 for OCHS members). To preregister call 325-4576.

 

 

6 Guided Walking Tour of Historic Main Street, $10.00 per person, 3:00 pm. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister.


8-12 Drop off quilts with typed stories about quilts for Annual Quilt Show. Quilts must have been quilted or pieced prior to 1960.


9
Evenings of History, Kevin Chismire, "The History of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool," 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum members.


10
Ouray County Geology Tour led by Larry Meckel and Robert Stoufer, 8 am to 5 pm, Call the Museum 970-325-4576 for details


12 OCHS Annual Meeting and Volunteer Luncheon


13 Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike (guided, $10 cost) - Sponsored by the Ridgway Railroad Museum and OCHS. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister. Hikers will meet at the Ouray County Museum at 9:00 am. In case of inclement weather call Don Paulson at 325-0931 before 8 am to ascertain the hike status.


17

Opening of  the Annual Quilt Show. The show runs through Oct.1st. Pick up quilts Oct 6-8.

 

 

20 Guided Cemetery Walking Tour, $10, meet at Cedar Hill Cemetery at 9:00 am. Preregister at 970-325-4576.


 

SEPTEMBER

1-30

Museum open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday from 12:00 am to 4:30 pm. For assistance outside hours see contact info at top of calendar.

 

 

15-18 Ridgway Railroad Museum Railroad Days. See www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org for details.

 

 

 

OCTOBER

1

OCHS Annual Quilt show ends today.


1-2
John Fielder Photographic Workshop. Call the Museum, 970-325-0931, for details.


1-31 Museum open Thur thru Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. For assistance outside hours see contact information at top of calendar.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

1-12

Museum Open Thurs-Sat, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. For assistance at other times see contact information at the top of the calendar

 

 

13-30

Museum Closed.

 

 

 

DECEMBER

1-31

Museum closed for the season and will reopen in April 2017.

 

 

FOR ASSISTANCE DURING THE TIME WE ARE CLOSED CALL:

Museum Director Maria Jones @ 970-325-4576

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