Telluride Historical Museum

Description

Originally built in 1896 as a miners' hospital, this building served as a medical center until 1964. Following a $2,000,000 restoration the building reopened in 2001 as a museum designed to preserve Telluride's Native American and mining roots. Though small, the museum owns so many artifacts that it rotates them according to season. One of its prize possessions, an 800-year-old Native American blanket, is so fragile that it's on display only a month or two each year. Check out the Hardship and Healthcare Room, which chronicles the many dangers a miner faced in the 1800s. The large coffin-shaped wicker basket on display was once used to carry injured or ailing miners to the hospital. Telluride Historical Museum is open year-round, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM (till 7 PM on Thursday). Open Sundays in summer 1 to 4 PM. Closed from April 6 through May 21.

Address

201 W Gregory Ave
Telluride, CO 81435

Lat/Long

37.93986900, -107.81103500
Visit Website
(970) 728-3344

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