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This Place Matters 2019!

Help us celebrate Preservation Month this May! A national event which helps promote historic places. Steamboat’s Historic Preservation Commission, is partnering with Historic Routt County, Main Street Steamboat and the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Together we are honoring Preservation Month with the “This Place Matters” campaign. Founded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this event supports communities in highlighting the places that matter most to them.

Here is how you get in on the action!

Pick a place that matters. There are no limits or restrictions: anywhere in Routt County.

1.    Download and print a This Place Matters sign, you can use this post’s featured image or can download a PDF of it by clicking here

2.    Snap a photo of yourself with the This Places Matters sign at the place that matters to you.

3.    Share a few sentences about why This Place Matters

4.    Share your photo on social media with the hashtags #thisplacematters and #steamboatsnaps.

Other Preservation Month activities include:

  • Dana Crawford, winner of the Governor’s Citizenship Medal will be speaking at the Chief Theater on Monday, May 20, 2019. The Citizenship Medal is the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens and organizations for meritorious contributions that strengthen the vitality of our state.
  • Tread of Pioneers Scavenger Hunt. Learn more about Steamboat’s historic buildings and the people who developed our town in this fun site-to-site downtown hunt. Pick up a Scavenger Hunt at Tread of Pioneers Museum or go online:www.treadofpioneers.org
  • Look for special heritage-themed banners lining Steamboat’s Lincoln Ave.
  • Tread of Pioneers Museum – Opening June 7 for First Friday Artwalk (5-8pm), “This Place Matters: The Economic, Cultural, and Environmental Power of Heritage and Place.” An exhibit featuring significant buildings we have lost over time, along with featured buildings and perspectives from the #thisplacematters campaign during May. The exhibit will convey the importance and allure of our historic assets and how these assets are at risk.

Free Historical Tours of Steamboat: My Place, My Home

Tour guide and historian Marianne Capra will be leading downtown tours to fundraise for the school history programs she provides called the My Place, My Home series.  For five-weeks starting in January 2019, you can attend four different walking tours that tell the hiSTORY of Steamboat Springs.

 

This pilot program is being promoted by Mainstreet Steamboat and is running under the name:  Steamboat Tours4Tips  (100% satisfaction guaranteed because you tip what the experience was worth to you.)  Recommendation:  Attend them all because each story builds on the next!  These tours are also supported by the Arts Council, Big Iron Coffee Co. Downtown, and the Parks & Rec Department of the City of Steamboat Springs.

 

There are four tours offered each week for five weeks:

1).  Springs & Things: Birth of Town Tour

Learn about the landscape that inspired the founding of this town—both its natural and cultural history. Visit mineral springs, train depot, and pioneer homestead sites. (11 – 13th Streets)

  • Meets @ Art Depot Parking Lot at 1:00 p.m.  (Railroad tracks at 13th Street & Lincoln Avenue)
  • Thursdays in January: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

 

2).  Downtown Lowdown: Steamboat hiSTORY Tour

Explore the heart of downtown—architecture, artifact, infrastructure & art—to see the rise of the marketplace, past & present.  Visit the original town square, power plant, and jail/courthouse. (7th– 10th Streets)

  • Meets @ Big Iron Coffee Co. Downtown at 1:00 p.m.  (635 Lincoln Ave Suite C)
  • Fridays in January: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and February 1st

 

3).  Sinister Steamboat: Dark hiSTORIES Tour

Sinister  /sinistər/ (adjective)– portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous.  Does evil lurk below the surface of this quaint ski town?! Dive into local murder, ghosts, mayhem and supernatural creatures.  (5th – 9th Streets)

  • Meets @ Big Iron Coffee Co. Downtown at 1:00 p.m.  (635 Lincoln Ave Suite C)
  • Saturdays in January: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and February 2nd

 

4).  Secrets of The Hill: Ski Free Sundays at Howelsen Tour (Pending: awaiting Parks & Rec. confirmation)

Hear the story of The Hill’s namesake and his cultural and economic impacts; the geologic forces that shaped The Hill itself and its meaning for its citizens today; an overview of Steamboat Springs’ Olympic heritage; and an uphill trip to the ultimate secret buried within.

  • Meets @ Main Entrance to Howelsen Hill Lodge at 1:00 p.m. (401 Howelsen Pkwy)
  • Select Sundays: January 13, 2019;  February 3, 2019; February 10, 2019

 

Details:  No reservations required!

All tours are 2 hours; run regardless of the weather; and, require walking outdoors on variable & slick surfaces.  

Contact Marianne Capra with questions at capramarianne@gmail.com, or 970.846.2041 (text preferred).

All tours begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.; the tour is cancelled at 1:20 p.m. if it’s a no-show.

 

Quote from Marianne:  “See Steamboat through brand new eyes:  I invite you to time-travel with me as we walk the downtown streets, finding clues and artifacts of the past, then connecting them to the stories of today.  Steamboat Springs is rich with fascinating stories you may not have heard before. I’ve spent years leading outdoor tours in national parks and wild places in the West, and I’m excited to share my expertise with the public this winter, since most of the history work I have done here these past 18 years have been private programs.  Look for me in period costume, bring the whole family, or just treat yourself to something different in 2019.”

 

Contact:  Marianne Capra, Tour Guide, Natural & Cultural Historian, www.SteamboatSpringsHistory.com

Email: capramarianne@gmail.com;  mobile phone:  970.846.2041 (text preferred)

The Schmarket at Schmiggity’s

From now until January 3rd, Schmiggity’s will be hosting the The Schmarket at Schmiggity’s! This global pop up market will be recurring daily, and features hand crafted items from around the world and will make the perfect gift for all members of the family. These one of a kind souvenirs include Moroccan pottery, hand woven silk jackets and scarfs from India and hand made helmet covers from Hungary. A particularly unique item that can only be found at The Schmarket are Italian purses and bags made of paper. Despite being made of paper, these bags look and feel like genuine leather, and are remarkably durable and are washable. The Schmarket reoccurs daily and will be open from 10AM to 5pm.

Steamboat Art Museum Exhibition: James Morgan Retrospective Exhibit Moments in the Wild

Cliff Dwellers 40x30 oil on linen Jim Mo

James Morgan – “Cliff Dwellers” 40×30” oil

The Steamboat Art Museum is pleased to announce a retrospective exhibition by the renowned nature and wildlife painter, James Morgan, showcasing works of almost 40 years, including a range of media: sketches, studies watercolors and oil.

Main Street Steamboat Award of Excellence

“Plein Main” by Sharon Rusch Shaver was chosen for the Award of Excellence by Main Street. We feel it depicts the Main Street mission which is to promote, preserve and enhance Downtown Main Street Steamboat Springs. It shows The Chief Theater, which has been preserved and is being used as a vital part of the arts and theater community. It also shows the new banners that have been added to enhance the branding of Downtown Main Street.