Tales from the Tread: 2022 Brown Bag Tales Series

The Brown Bag Summertime Storytime Series will run every Friday through July and August in 2022.
John F. Russell / Steamboat Pilot and Today’s Archives

The Brown Bag Summertime Tales Series presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum merges the vibrant history of our valley with the intriguing stories told by captivating locals who lived through them. The Summertime Tales series, now in its 25e year, has become the locals’ favorite summer event. Events will be held in person at the museum at 800 Oak St., every Friday at noon in July and August. Due to a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 locally, masks will be required.

2022 Series Range

July, 1st: “The Pleasant Collection of American Indian Art” with curator Katie Adams and Belle Zars, descendant of the Pleasant family

July 8: “Colorado Women in World War II” by acclaimed author and historian Gail Beaton



July 15th : “Early Written Accounts of Pioneer Life at Steamboat Springs” presented by Jim Crawford, scion of the Crawford family.

22nd of July : “Going for the Mountains: How a Ski Town Became a Golf Oasis” lecture and book signing by Martin Lamansky



July 29: “Wiik Family Memories and the Scandinavian Lodge” by Birgitta Wiik Lindgren

5 August : “The Dead Tell Stories: Graveyard Stories in Routt County” by local researcher Rachel Jackson

August 12: “The Farwell Gap: Mysteries of North Routt Uncovered” with Nolan and Rodney Farwell

August 19: “Flat Top Wilderness explores” presented by Nancy Kramer and University of Colorado students

August 26: “Only connect: The story of the Elkhead community” lecture and dedication by Belle Zars

Brown Bag events also serve as a means of collecting and recording local oral history. Each program recording is digitally preserved by the museum and provides an archive and historical record for future generations, public access and virtual events.

Don’t miss this summer’s series to learn more about the incredible history of our valley and the people who share their first-hand stories. For more information visit www.treadofpioneers.org


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