June 1-5 - Restoration Week: Patterned after Friends of C&TS work sessions. Come and spend some time in the beautiful San Juan Mountains and work on the Museum's historic narrow gauge rolling stock as well as laying track for our reconstruction of RGS No. 36.
August 8-9 - Ridgway Arts and Crafts Rendezvous: You can ride Motor #1 on the half hour at the Museum from 10 am to 4 pm.
Sept 17-20 - Ouray County Railroad Days . This weekend event includes a Museum open house, a model railrod open house, a Narrow Gauge Railroad Symposium, hikes from Red Mountain Pass to Guston and from Guston to the Albany Smelter on the Silverton Railroad Grade, and guided tours tracing the routes of the D&RGW from Ridgway to Ouray and the RGS from to Lizard Head Pass.
Public Presentations. The Museum has a number of community activities including presentations to elementary school classes in Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride and Montrose as well as talks in the Ouray Evenings in History series and at the Ridgway State Park.
Monthly Work Sessions. There
are monthly work sessions from 9:00 AM til noon on the second Saturday
of each month (May through October). At these work sessions there are a
number of projects suitable for all ability levels. The monthly board
meeting takes place at 1:00 pm (all year) after the work session and is
open to the public.
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