2017 Event Schedule -- Check back for updates

May 13: Annual Meeting and Gala: Celebrating St. Elmo. Details coming soon!

August 26-27 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. Watch for registration and more details.

September 9-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

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"Madams of Central Colorado" - 7 p.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. Historical production portraying Elizabeth "Cockeyed Liz" Spurgeon, Laura Evans and other "ladies of the evening." Tastefully presented, but not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are $15 and are available at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, 343 Hwy. 24 S. (719-395-6612), Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main, (719-395-8458) or at the door.

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An Evening with Big Foot - with Jim Meyers, Sasquatch historian and owner of Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, CO.  Come and find out the truth - local sightings and the past history of "Big Foot." 6:30 at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the museum, the Chamber of Commerce, and at the door. 

JJuly 2016

July 1 - "Madams of Central Colorado" - 7 p.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. Historical production portraying Elizabeth "Cockeyed Liz" Spurgeon, Laura Evans and other "ladies of the evening." Tastefully presented, but not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are $15 and are available at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, 343 Hwy. 24 S. (719-395-6612), Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main, (719-395-8458) or at the door

July 4: $1.00 admission to Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St.

July 15: Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 7 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 16 - An Evening with Big Foot - with Jim Meyers, Sasquatch historian and owner of Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, CO.  Come and find out the truth - local sightings and the past history of "Big Foot." 6:30 at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the museum, the Chamber of Commerce, and at the door. 

July 29 - Carole and Randy Barnes - An evening of Celtic and Western Music - admission by donation - Heritage Museum - 7:00 pm

July 30 - The Medicine Man Show - an evening of entertainment and history of the Medicine Men.  Enjoy the belly dancer and her snake and many other delights! The show starts at 7:0o pm.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the museum. 


August 2016

August 1 - Colorado Day. In observance of Colorado's 137th birthday, admission to Buena Vista Heritage Museum will be free (donations gratefully accepted).

August 3 - Medicine Man Show - Heritage Museum -7:00 pm - Enjoy an evening of stories, history, a belly dancer and her pet snake and lots of laughter!  Tickets are $10 and are sold at the museum, the Chamber of Commerce, and at the door. $5 for 12 and under.

 

August 13 - "Madams of Central Colorado" - 7 p.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. Historical production portraying Elizabeth "Cockeyed Liz" Spurgeon, Laura Evans and other "ladies of the evening." Tastefully presented, but not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are $15 and are available at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, 343 Hwy. 24 S. (719-395-6612), Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main  (719-395-8458) or at the door

August 13 & 14 - Gold Rush Days

August 19 -  Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 7 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.


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 September 2016


September 10
-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 10 - "Madams of Central Colorado" - 7 p.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. Historical production portraying Elizabeth "Cockeyed Liz" Spurgeon, Laura Evans and other "ladies of the evening." Tastefully presented, but not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are $15 and are available at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, 343 Hwy. 24 S. (719-395-6612), Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main, (719-395-8458) or at the door.

October 2015

October 2 - Museum closes for the season.

October 28-30 - 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 and 30th from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm at 829 West Main Street - Turner Farm.  Tickets are $10.00 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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