Routt County to celebrate the historic courthouse’s 100th year on Saturday

A pinwheel placed in front of the historic courthouse celebrates Historic Preservation Month. The county will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic courthouse on Saturday.
John F. Russell/Steamboat Pilot & Today

Routt County’s historic courthouse is turning 100 years old, and the county will celebrate the milestone with a series of happenings from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

The day will start with a pancake breakfast from the Lions Club before a time capsule ceremony with the local Freemasons. There will also be memorabilia on display, historic tours, historic games and “Routt Beer Floats.”

On Saturday, the historic courthouse at 522 Lincoln Ave. will be open for self-guided tours throughout the event, and there will be guided tours offered at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. with people meeting up at the grand entrance.

At 11 a.m., the Freemasons will lead a time capsule ceremony with a brief statement from Routt County Commissioners before the “Routt Beer Floats” start flowing at noon.

Additionally, anyone who’s interested in learning more about the historic courthouse can pick up a trail map for a countywide scavenger hunt.

Trail maps are also available at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, the Hahns Peak Historical Museum, Hayden Heritage Center, the Tracks and Trails Museum in Oak Creek and the Yampa Egeria at 100 Main St. in Yampa.

Trail maps can also be picked-up in the Routt County Commissioners’ Office in the historic courthouse, and people will find answers to questions on the map at each of the museums.

Answer all the questions and turn in your trail map to any of the Museums or the Commissioners’ Office prior to Sept. 8, 2023. All Completed Trail Maps will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes at the Centennial Celebration on Sept. 9, 2023.

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