Summit Historical Society

Community Programs


Community Programs
Summit Historical Society offers various educational programs year round.
To make a reservation, please fill out the form below, and a member of our staff will be in touch.
You may also call (970) 468-2207 with any questions.
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Pop-Up Exhibit: The Ute STEM Exhibit

We are excited to announce that for the entire month of August we will be hosting the Ute Knowledge Exhibit curated by History Colorado.

This exhibit will be on display at the 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse starting August 1 through September 2nd: Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Ute Knowledge: Colorado’s Original Science Technology, Engineering, and Math exhibit tells the story of how Ute Indians have used science, technology, engineering, and math to survive and thrive in the Rocky Mountains.

The Ute people are Colorado’s longest continuous residents, and they have thrived here through their deep understanding of, and a connection to, the Colorado landscape and environment. The exhibit includes maps of Ute homelands, historic and contemporary photos, and quotes from Ute elders and youth. 

The exhibit includes a video monitor with nine short films highlighting collaborative fieldwork to study Ute shelters, ethnobotany, and rock art in 2017 and 2018. In the videos, Ute elders, Ute youth, and scientists discuss the connections between Ute knowledge and STEM.

Visitors can explore hands-on activities (engineering a stick shelter, creating a beadwork pattern, testing woven materials, and matching plants with their uses) that highlight how Ute people solved problems in the past and still do today.

$5.00/person suggested donation

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Connecting Summit County: Then & Now

Overview of Summit County Communities designed by Christy Nelson for the Summit Association of Realtors.

2 hours of jam packed knowledge. Available to the public or private groups.



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Lost Towns of Summit County

Online (watch video here) and in person.

Look back at a few the Summit County towns and learn their history. Available in person.

1 hour



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Ute History

Learn about Ute Knowledge of STEM. Designed for 4th graders, but adults can learn as well in this 1 1/4 hour interactive program.

Available for groups up to 20 by reservation in the 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse.

$50 suggested donation


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Dillon Campus

1883 Dillon Schoolhouse, Myers Homestead Cabin, and Honeymoon Cabin are available for regular tours and may be reserved for groups and events.

$5.00/person suggested donation


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1919 Rice Barn

Open Saturdays in July.

This 100 year old barn is available for special tours and activities by reservation only.

$50 group donation


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Historical Boat Tours

June-September: 2 hours on Dillon Reservoir

A unique view of Summit County. Tour with our guides who share the geography, geology, wildlife, and history from your seat on the pontoon boat.


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Private Lake Dillon Historical Boat Tour


You schedule the pontoon boat and driver. We provide the guide. Call 970-468-2207 for information and reservation.

Suggested donation $75


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Museum on the Move

Meet us at Summit County libraries, Dillon Farmers Market, and Community Center for special programs.
Fill out the form below to schedule a program for your group.