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

Revised 2/21/17

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

1-12

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


 

13-30

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.

 

 

13

The exhibit "The Ouray Hot Springs Pool" opens. The pool was opened in 1927 so this is the 90th anniversary of the opening of our pool. Learn all about the history of this top Ouray attraction. Exhibit runs through November 11th.

 

 

 

MAY



1-13

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

 

 

11 The exhibit “Something Old, Something New, Bridal Traditions 1885-1965” opens. See the bridal gowns worn by Ouray women from the late 19th century through the first half of the 20th Century. Exhibit runs through November 11th.


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

 

 

13
Evenings of History, "Historic Sheep Herders of the San Juans," Andy Gulliford, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


18

Father's Day (free admission for all fathers)


20
Evenings of History, "History of the Smith and Last Dollar Ranches," Vince Kontny, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


21
Ouray County Geology Tour led by Larry Meckel and Robert Stoufer , 8 am to 5 pm, Call the Museum 970-325-4576 for details.


27 Evenings of History, "The Miners Hospital/Ouray Museum – 130 Years of History," Gail Saunders, 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



1

Architectural Tour of 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.

 

 

 7

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.

 

 

 8 Guided Walk of Historic Main Street led by Irene Mattivi, $10.00 per person, 3:00 pm. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister.


 11 Evenings of History, "Juan Rivera’s Colorado, 1765," Steve Baker, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


15

Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike (guided by Don Paulson, $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.

 

 

18

Evenings of History, "Surveying the San Juan, Triangulating Your Way to the Top," Bob Larson and Tim Pasek, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.



22

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


 

 

25

Evenings of History, "Structure Preservation in the San Juans," Chris George"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

 

 

 1

Evenings of History, "Roads that Changed the San Juan Mountains: Picks, Shovels, and Pioneers," Don Paulson, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for museum members.

 

 

5
Guided Walking Tour of Historic Main Street led by Irene Mattivi, $10.00 per person, 3:00 pm. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister.


8
Evenings of History, "The Life of 19th Century Prostitutes in the San Juans," Kierstin Bridger, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum members.


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


19 Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike (guided by Don Paulson, $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.


 

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.

 

 

21-24 Ridgway Railroad Museum Railroad Days. See www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org for details.

 

 



 

OCTOBER



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

 

1-11

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

 

 

12-30

Museum Closed.

 

 

 

DECEMBER

1-31

Museum closed for the season and will reopen in April 2018.

 

 

FOR ASSISTANCE DURING THE TIME WE ARE CLOSED CALL:

Museum Director Maria Jones @ 970-325-4576 or email us at ochs@ouraynet.com

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