Special Programs & Community Events through July
Ouray County Historical Society | Ridgway Railroad Museum | Guest Artist from Durango Roundhouse Museum
The community event continues all month, with a special programs at the Montrose Art Center.
Fri., July 2nd at 6:30 pm Jeff Ellingson talked about the Durango Silverton Railroad and its place in San Juan Mountains history and his 37 years working his way up from car cleaner to museum curator. Jeff also told some stories about his special friend, the late James Burke, and recited one of Burke’s nostalgic poems–a beautiful tribute. Thank you Jeff!
Sat., July 3rd. Hike to Corkscrew Turntable. With Don Paulson, of Ouray County Historical Society, leads . Reservations. 970-325-4576.
Wed., July 14, 1-2 p.m. Railroad History of the Uncompahgre Valley, Then and Now. Presented by Karl Schaffer, President of the Ridgway Railroad Museum, Coffee, cold drinks, cookies. Reservations appreciated (so we have enough seating and refreshments.) FREE, but donations appreciated; this is fundraiser for MCA and RRM.
Wed., July 21, noon-2 p.m. San Juan Mountains Mining and Railroad History AND History of Ouray. Presented by Kate Burke, Vice President of the Montrose Center for the Arts and regional history book and magazine publisher, and Gail Saunders, Ouray County Historical Society Archivist. Includes historical photos, video, stories, and time for Q&A. Bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee, cold drinks, cookies. FREE, but donations appreciated; this is fundraiser for MCA and OCHS..
Friday, July 30, 6-8 pm. Anne Hockenberry popular Art educator, conducts a special evening class, Gems and Mineral Painting.
Silent Auction, Original watercolor paintings by Virginia Blackstock and Jeff Ellingson.
Mineral Exhibit in the Gift Shop.
Historical photo display in Columbine Room with Jeff’s Ellingson train art.
Books and greeting cards by local authors and artists and Silverwork from Silverton for sale in Gift Shop.
Musical events. The Art Center was recently gifted a grand piano, and a few soirees are planned, dates yet to be determined. Contact us if you’d like to play!
Stay tuned, there will be more. If you have a related topic you would like to present, please contact the art center at 970-787-9428 or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org