OURAY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. (OCHS)
THE OURAY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
2018 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

19

The exhibit "History of Climbing in the San Juan Mountains" opens. Learn about the history of climbing peaks in the high country. Exhibit runs through November 10th.

 


19 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.


 

 

JUNE

 

 

17 Father's Day Free admission to all fathers


19
Evenings of History, "Alferd Packer the Cannibal," Kevin Chismire, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


26
Evenings of History, "The Four Great Western Surveys of the 1870s," Larry Meckel, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


27
Ouray County Geology Tour led by Larry Meckel and Robert Stoufer , 8 am to 5 pm, Call the Museum 970-325-4576 for details.


 

JULY



3

 Evenings of History, "Ouray's Cowboy Band," Jim Pettengill, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


6

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.

 

 

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


 10 Evenings of History, "Uranium Mining in Southwestern Colorado," Pat Curran, 7:30-9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


14

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.

 

 

17

Evenings of History, "History of Ouray Through Postcards" Stephanie Willis, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.



21

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


 

 

25-26 Night-Time Photography Workshop on Red Mountain Pass. Call 970-325-4576 for details.


27-28 "The Last Trial of Alferd Packer," A play presented at the Ouray Elks Club by the Ouray County Players. Barbeque and other activities. Call the Ouray Museum at 970-325-4576 for details.


31
Evenings of History, "Pioneering San Juan Clergy," Don Paulson, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum members.

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

4
Guided Walking Tour of Historic Main Street led by Irene Mattivi, $10.00 per person, 3:00 pm. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister.


7
Evenings of History, "The Ouray Historic District," Tom Hillhouse, 7:30 -9:00 pm @ the Wright Opera House, $5 charge, free for Museum Members.


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


17
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.


18 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.


25-26 Night-Time Photography Workshop in the Historic Red Mountain Mining District. Call 970 -325-4576 for details.


 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

27-30 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