History of the Crested Butte Area

The History of the Crested Butte Area 

taught by

Dr. Duane Vandenbusche

​Join Dr. Duane Vandenbusche for a 12 session course about the history of the Crested Butte area.  The class covers geography, water, silver and gold mining, ethnic peoples, coal mining, early day skiing, stellite mining camps, polka music (and polka dancing with Pete Dunda), sustainability, and narrow gauge railroads.  Slides shows on early day skiing, Crested Butte history, and narrow gauge railroads.  

Cost of the course is $100.  Senior discounts available.  Course is taught in the library at the Crested Butte Community School.  For more information, please contact the Extended Studies Department at 970.943.2885.  To register go to www.western.edu/es. 


Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 12 times.
02/01/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
02/08/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
02/15/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Crested Butte Community School Library
Extended Studies Department