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Patrons who demonstrate skill in specific medium can rent the following studios hourly:
Fuqua Livery Stable – Woodworking
The Hot Shop – Glassblowing/Lampworking, Metalsmithing + Welding
Randall Barn – Painting, Printmaking + Textiles
Studio rental includes the space + tools. Some materials available for use or purchase.
Campus is closed on Mondays and will be closed on 4/23 + 4/24.
To schedule artist hours, email email@example.com.
“So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed, and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.
Presented by Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Run Time: 2 Hours with Intermission
January 16, 2020 – Private Event Presented by Apres-Ski Breckenridge, tickets available here.
Dates: January 17, 2020 through February 16, 2020
Shows Start at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday
Shows Start at 6:30pm on Sunday
Location: Breckenridge Theater
Early Bird $5 off through 1/01/20
Adults: $43/$35/$25 Children 16 and under: $20
The historic homes, stores, and mines still standing in Breckenridge today could not have existed without the sawmills that processed trees cleared from local hillsides. One of our newest attractions, the sawmill museum offers a self-guided tour of the equipment used by early frontiersmen to cut and prepare timbers for construction.
The Breckenridge Fire Department dates back to 1880, when volunteer firefighters used hand-powered equipment to fight the catastrophic fires that swept through town. Find an original ladder cart, restored hose cart, uniforms and more at the Red, White & Blue Fire Museum, available for tours with a modern firefighter and as a rental for kids’ parties and events.
The museum is open year-round with tours lead by modern firefighters; please visit the Red, White & Blue Fire Station (next to the museum) or call 970-453-2474 to arrange a tour.
This state-of-the-art new archives room is the first of its kind in Breckenridge. Housed in the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center, it preserves historic newspapers, photographs, maps, records, rare books and other Summit County treasures, making them available to students, authors, researchers, and history buffs alike.
Researchers are encouraged to make an appointment to explore the Archives collections. For more information, visit breckenridgearchives.com.
Civil rights history comes alive in the home of Barney L. Ford, an escaped slave who went on to become a prospector, entrepreneur, and activist for African-American rights. The restored 1882 Victorian home offers a glimpse into the 19th century lives of a well-heeled Breckenridge family. The fenced lawn on Main Street can be rented for private events.
Explore local wildlife in Breckenridge’s own museum of natural history, home to the taxidermy specimens of Professor Edwin Carter, a 19th century miner-turned-environmentalist. A family favorite, the center features interactive exhibits including a hands-on taxidermy workbench, theater, and children’s room. It can also be rented for private events.
People were skiing in Breckenridge from the start. See black-and-white photos and equipment from the earliest days of Summit County skiing, and learn about the 10th Mountain Division, a military unit that fought on skis in World War II. Then slide on to the history of Breckenridge Ski Resort, which opened in 1961 and welcomed snowboarders in 1984.
History lovers can get their fill of Breckenridge heritage on a guided tour of our nationally recognized Historic District. View historic buildings from log cabins to stately residences, and learn about the people who lived here more than 100 years ago. This tour can be taken more than once, as routes and themes vary.
All tours and hikes are available as private events – per person cost applies and $40 surcharge.