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Tales from the Tread: 2022 Brown Bag Storytelling Series

Candice Bannister
For Steamboat Pilot & Today
The Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series will proceed every Friday through July and August in 2022.
John F. Russell/Steamboat Pilot & Today archive

The Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum merges our valley’s vibrant history and intriguing stories told by captivating locals who lived them. The summer storytelling series, now in its 25th year, has become a locals’ favorite summer event. The events will take place in person at the museum at 800 Oak St., every Friday at noon in July and August. Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 numbers locally, masks will be required.

2022 Series line-up

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

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



July 15: “The earliest written accounts of pioneer life in Steamboat Springs” presented by Crawford family descendant Jim Crawford.

July 22: “Par for the mountains: How a ski town became a golf oasis” book talk and signing by Martin Lamansky



July 29: “Wiik family memories and the Scandinavian Lodge” by Birgitta Wiik Lindgren

Aug. 5: “The dead tell tales: cemetery storytelling in Routt County” by local researcher Rachel Jackson

If you go

What: Tread of Pioneers Museum’s 25th Annual Brown Bag Storytelling Series
When: Fridays at noon, July and August
Where: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO
treadofpioneers.org

Aug. 12: “The Farwell ditch: Mysteries in North Routt uncovered” with Nolan and Rodney Farwell

Aug. 19: “Flat Top Wilderness explored” presented by Nancy Kramer and University of Colorado students

Aug. 26: “Only connect: The story of the Elkhead community” book talk and signing by Belle Zars

The Brown Bag events also serve as a means for 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 our valley’s incredible history and the people who share their stories first-hand. For more info visit treadofpioneers.org


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