Evenings of History

Free to OCHS members | $5 tickets for non-members available at the door

June 14 - August 9

Doors at 7 pm | Event at 7:30 pm

Evenings of History

Unfortunately, the June 28 presentation has been cancelled due to an uptick of COVID19 cases in Ouray County. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding!

  • June 14, Kate Jones and Dee Williams, “The Wright Opera House: Past, Present and Future.”

  • June 21, Steve Cumella and Mike Boruta, “Geology of Ouray as Viewed by Drone Photography.”

  • June 28, Gail Saunders, “Wagons to Apples: The Life of John Ashenfelter.”

  • July 5, Don Paulson, “Mining in the San Juans: From Prospector to Smelter.”

  • July 12, Tom Hillhouse, “Ouray County Postal History–It is more interesting than you might think."

  • July 19, Robin Richardson, “Memories: Growing Up in Ouray.”

  • July 26, Jen Brock and Heather Greisz, “Woman’s Club of Ouray County - 125 Years of Friendship, Community and Philanthropy.”

  • Aug 2, Pat Willits, “Trust for Land Restoration’s work Preserving Structures on Red Mt. Pass.”

  • Aug 9, Bob Risch, “The Ouray Perimeter Trail.”

Visit ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org for a full calendar including each week’s topic.

All money goes to the Ouray County Historical Society.

Talks take place at the Wright Opera House

Ouray County HiStorical Society

The Wright Opera House is a 501c3 nonprofit, operating a historic venue and premier performing arts organization located in the City of Ouray. It is supported by event fees and by generous donations. Click here to make a tax deductible donation to the Wright.

See you at the Wright


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