OURAY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. (OCHS)
THE OURAY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS



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

Phone: 970-325-4576

web: ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org

e-mail: ochs@ouraynet.com


 


 

APRIL

 


18 The exhibit “Women’s Work is Never Done - Homemaking in the San Juans” opens. Learn what the life of Ouray women was like in the late 19th and early 20th. Exhibit runs through November 10th.
18 The exhibit "The History of Climbing in the San Juan Mountains" opens. Learn about the pioneering men and women who challenged the high peaks in the San Juans


18 The exhibit "The Legendary Walsh Family of Ouray" opens. Learn about the Thomas Walsh family.


 

 

JUNE

 

 

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


16
Father's Day Free admission to all fathers.


18
Evenings of History, Larry Kerecman and Eric Jacobson, Electrifying Ouray, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


19 Electrifying Ouray - Power Plant Tour, $35 per person, 9 am and 10 am options. Phone OCHS at 970-325-4576 for details and registration.


25
Evenings of History, Pete Davis, History of Climbing in the San Juan, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


28 Jeeping Red Mountain's History with Don Paulson, 9 am to 3 pm, Call the Museum at  970-325-4576 for details and Registration.


 


JULY


2

 Evenings of History, Gail Saunders, Remarkable Women of the Old West, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


4 Brownies and lemonade at the Museum after the parade

 

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


9 Evenings of History, Samantha Wright, The Mine Next Door – Celebrating the Idarado Mine, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


13

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.

 

 

16

Evenings of History, Andrew Gulliford, The Woolly West: The Hidden History of Public Lands Sheep Grazing on Colorado’s Western Slop , 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.



20

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


 

 

23 Evenings of History,  Jim Pettengill, Lights! Camera!  Scenery!  Moviemaking in Ouray County, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


26 Jeeping Red Mountain's History with Don Paulson, 9 am to 3 pm. Call the Museum 970-325-4576 for details.


30
Evenings of History, Don Paulson, Abandoned Mining Sites: Stories from the Past, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum members.

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

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


6
Evenings of History, Karen Risch, No Individual Heroes: Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


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


17 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.


 

OCTOBER

 

 

10-13 Ridgway Railroad Museum Railroad Days. See www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org for details.


 


 

 

 

FOR ASSISTANCE DURING THE TIME WE ARE CLOSED CALL:

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