2018 Event Schedule--Check back for Complete Schedule
 
May 2018 
May 18: Annual Meeting and Heritage Hoedown


May 19: Museums open for the season

June 2018

June 29 - Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 6:30 p.m. at 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vista's past, including Alsina Dearheimer, "Mother of Buena Vista," are featured in this tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

July 2018

July 4 - $1 day at the museum! In celebration of Independence day, come look through the museum for $1

August 2018
August 1 - Colorado Day. In observance of Colorado's 138th birthday, admission to Buena Vista Heritage Museum will be free (donations gratefully accepted).

August 10 - Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 6:30 p.m. at 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vista's past, including Alsina Dearheimer, "Mother of Buena Vista," are featured in this tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

August 11 - Medicine Man Show - 7:00 pm at the Courthouse Museum. 506 E main. Medicine shows started around the end of the Civil War. The “show” was the mechanism used to get people to come out so the elixir, patent medicine, balm, etc. could be sold to the crowd.  Over the years they became quite elaborate, resembling small traveling circuses. The Buena Vista show will feature a Snake Dancer, piano/singing, a shooting exhibition, poetry readings, and of course various audience member will come forward and be cured of whatever ails them along with the story of how, “Dr. Everett’s Elixir” came about.  For a fun evening come and see the show.Tickets for sale at the door – $10.00

August 11 &12 - Gold Rush Days at the Depot- Historic Re-enactments at the Depot during Gold Rush Days. Admission to the Depot and Caboose is by donation.

August 25 & 26 - Mushroom Fest 
Spend the weekend foraging in the mountains, collecting and learning about mushrooms. Come back to town and try them in some favorite dishes. Check back to register online. 
 
September 2018 

September 8: 
Apple Fest at historic Turner Farm and Apple Orchard (829 West Main), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quarter-mile west of Buena Vista traffic light. Festivities include picking and pressing apples, croquet, horseshoes, a cake walk, children’s activities, tractor rides, tours of the farm and demonstrations of old-time sewing, spinning, blacksmithing, butter making and log sawing. Apples and apple pie for sale. Entertainment by local musicians on the farmhouse front porch. Donations gratefully accepted

September 8 - Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 3 p.m. at 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vista's past, including Alsina Dearheimer, "Mother of Buena Vista," are featured in this tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.


October 2018
October 1 - Museum closes for the season.

October 28-31 - Haunted Night at Turner Farm.  It's that time of year, when the monsters, zombies and shocking happenings come out at "Nightmare at Turner Farm".  There will be new experiences to scare you and some old "friends" from past years.  This year our Nightmare will be October 28th,  29th, 30th and 31st from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm at 829 West Main Street - Turner Farm.  Tickets are $5 for children under 12, $10 for 12 and up, & $15 per family (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at the farm entrance.



 


All Summer: 


 St. Elmo Schoolhouse and Town Hall: open most days June - early September. We're proud of this restoration project. The St. Elmo Schoolhouse Museum is decorated with original, and mostly local, artifacts typical of a one-room schoolhouse at the turn of the last century.  The Town Hall has a small exhibit on life in St. Elmo. 





Buena Vista Depot Transportation Museum Summer hours to be determined. Winter tours by appointment. 


To schedule an appointment or group tour for the Museum or Depot, please e-mail or call (719) 395-8458.     

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