Tread of Pioneers Museum’s History Happy Hours: The Adventures and Misadventures of the Powell Expeditions

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Sat, June 22, 2024


5:30PM-6:30 PM


Butcherknife Brewery



Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum the first Tuesday of every month, October through April, at 5:30pm at the Butcherknife Brewery (2875 Elk River Road) for our most popular event series called “History Happy Hours.” The event takes the rowdy and raucous side of Routt County and Colorado history out to the community and into beloved happy hour. To sweeten the deal, each attendee receives one free craft beer compliments of Butcherknife Brewery.
This month, hear from Ray Sumner about the expeditions of Major John Wesley Powell to Colorado in 1867-69 and the lesser known stories of how the college professors and students from Illinois learned to survive west of the Continental Divide. Discover the stories of failure, trial and error, booze, and a clash of cultures that foreshadowed events a decade later that would result in the removal of the Northern Utes from Colorado.