Museum Activities & Culture Adventures

Guided, Self-Guided, Art & Photography, and School Tours. Field Trips • History Presentations and Re-enactments • Art Classes • Living History and crafts Demonstrations • Live Shows & Entertainment • Special Events with Live Music • Vendor Booths • Art & Antique Shows.

4Spanish Trail Plein Air

The Museum of the Mountain West is partnering with Fort Uncompahgre and the Ute Museum this summer for a series of plein air painting & photography sessions about the Old Spanish Trail followed by an art show and sale hosted by the Museum of the Mountain West and Ute Museum in September.  Sign up here. 
To sign up as instructor, please contact Kate Burke.


Special Events

Friday, April 29. Paul Taylor performs Wonders Down Under, Australian Stories & Music, an exciting blend of story, song, dance, and drama featuring the mesmerizing didgeridoo. Fun for the whole family!

Saturday, May 14. 1st Annual Victorian Tea. Tables decorated in Victorian theme, each is different. Tea buffet serves tiny tea sandwiches, scones, pastries, jams & jellies. Beautifully-decorated tables. Live music. Tea Talk by Carolyn Bellavance. Victorian Dress suggested. Tea service by Teas2Please.

Friday, June 17. Comedy. Laugh a Lot with hilarious performances by award-winning comedians Nancy Norton and John Novsad. (Adult content.) Cash bar. Soft drinks and comedy snacks available for $1.25. This is a fundraiser. Please pony up! Donations are appreciated.

Friday & Saturday, July 15& 16. Farm & Ranch Heritage Days. Live music & entertainment. Cowboy poetry,  line dancing. Wagon rides. Cash Bar. Petting zoo & children’s activities. TinTypes. Balloons and face painting. Children’s Art Show. Craft living history demonstrations. Food and drink. Vendors. Antique Market. Main art show features rancher, Susan Humphrey.

Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27. Tribute to Western Movies.   Gunfights. Live music and entertainment. Move Re-inactments. Wagon rides. TinTypes. Cash Bar. Craft living history demonstrations. Food and drink. Vendors.  Children’s activities, balloons & face painting. Children’s Movie Poster Contest in the old schoolhouse. Main art show features Cheri Isgreen.

September 3, Plein Air on Spanish Trail Show and Sale Opens. Reception with wagon rides, live music, food and drink, cash bar. 4:30-7:30 pm.

4Weddings & Private Events

Faciity & Property Rental, Movie and Photo Shoots
Call Darcie for info.  970-240-3400.

2022 Schedule

02/26 Paint Party-see pictures

03/14 Native American Arts & Artifacts with Kate Burke
03/16 Saloons and Shady Ladies, with Kate Burke
03/25 Paint Party

04/18 All About MMW with Kate Burke
04/29 Australian Storyteller

05/09 African Peace Parks with Kate Burke
05/14 Victorian Tea
05/28 Memorial Day events at MMW

06/17 Comedy Night at MMW

July 15 & 16 (2 day event)
Farm & Ranch Heritage
Antique & Artifacts Market

08/05 Cheri Isgreen show opens
August 26 & 27 (2 day event)
Tribute to Western Movies

09/03 Spanish Trail Plein Air Art Show Opens
09/23 VIP Reception and Concert

Date TBD Railroad Days


Signing up. ALL ticketed and fee-based events require online registration. If paying in the office, we will help you fill out a registration form on your phone or we can do it for you on our office computer.
Tours are purchased in the Gift Shop (cash or credit card) when you arrive for a tour. Questions, information, call 970-240-3400.