From old-fashioned mining games and parades to art shows,
Steam Punk fun, and holiday celebrations, Victor hosts several special events. The town is an event in itself - when we are not hosting an event, we are basking in the sunshine, enjoying the laid back life of our rural community. Experience our quiet, Colorado mountain town with clean air and blue skies. Pan for gold at the museum or enjoy a chocolate milk shake at the old-fashioned soda fountain. Hike into the 1890's gold mining country or browse through the Victor Trading Company for handmade brooms and cookie cutters or through one of our antique shops. Or just relax on a street side bench and take in the scenes of yesteryear.
18 - 10:00 a.m. Historic Walking Tour of Sunnyside Cemetery, Victor.
Step back in time and learn about Victor’s
1890’s cemetery, its residents, and the history that brought them to the
gold mining camp. This event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas
Museum and will be held Saturday, May 18 as part of Colorado’s Archaeology and
Historic Preservation Month.
Local historian Veldean Petri will provide
insights into the cemetery, its history and some of its residents. The
event will be held at the Sunnyside Cemetery which is south of town off
Seventh Street. Meet just outside the gate in Pauper’s Field by 10 a.m.
A self-guided walking tour will be provided to each guest.
Pre-paid credit card reservations are
encouraged and can be made at VictorColorado.com. Tickets at the event
are by cash only. All tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the
museum’s building and restoration fund.
Be sure to dress appropriately for spring
mountain weather (which can include wind, cold temperatures, snow, and
rain), wear good hiking shoes or boots, and bring water and sunscreen.
There are no restroom facilities at the cemetery.
The Southern Teller County Focus Group
(STCFG) will be hosting its ninth annual historic mine tour Saturday,
May 25. The tour of the surface remnants of the Mary Nevin Mine west of
Victor will be held as part of Colorado’s Archaeology
andHistoric Preservation Month.
This 1890's mine is on private land not
accessible to the public - do not miss this opportunity to view the site
nestled in a historic mining valley. This tour is possible due to the
cooperation of the El Paso Gold Mining Company, on whose property the
mine is located.
Former hard rock miner Gary Horton, who
worked in the Mary Nevin in the 1970s, will present historical and
operational information on this unique mining property.
The mine produced gold in 1913, 1914 and from
1937 to 1941. In 1978 the mine was restored and produced $38,000 in gold
(at then god prices).
Meet at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum no
later than 9:30 the day of the tour. All participants will be required
to sign waivers and wear hard hats, which will be provided by the CC&V
Gold Mining Company (CC&V). CC&V shuttles will be available for a
limited number of seats. If more tickets are sold than vans hold, the
remaining ticket holders will be required to carpool to the site. This
tour is very popular and advance, pre-paid reservations are recommended
online at VictorColorado.com. Online reservations are by credit card;
cash only payments will be accepted at the museum the day of the event.
Tickets will also be on sale the museum (cash only) May 18 and 19.
The cost is $10 per person, which benefits
the historic preservation and community development projects of the
STCFG. The organization’s next major project is the development of a new
trail connecting Victor to Shelf Road and interpretative signs along
Historic Victor, Colorado Holds 1st
Annual Gem and Mineral Show
The first annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored
by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor, Colorado
will be held June 22-23. The event will be held in downtown historic
Victor and is open and free to the public.
The show will include vendors from across the
state selling Colorado dug minerals, gems, hand-crafted jewelry, mining
antiques, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, hand-crafted furniture with
mineral inlays, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore
specimens, as well as gold and gem panning for the kids at the Victor
Lowell Thomas Museum.
Vendors will set up and be ready for sales by
9 a.m. June 22. Show hours are from 9 to 5 on June 22 and 10 to 4 on
June 23. The vendors will be set up on North Third Street in lots
between the Post Office Building and the Victor Elks Lodge. The Elks
Lodge will be open and members will be grilling burgers on the porch as
In addition to the show, the museum gift shop
will be open both days from 9:30 to 5:30 with its collection of rocks,
gems, minerals, rhodochrosite and aquamarine jewelry, geodes and gold
panning for the kids. The museum also houses a mineral collection as
well as historic mining equipment, photos, and displays.
Vendors are welcome to sell their gems and
minerals at this show which will be held in downtown Victor. Vendor
pre-registration is required for the show. Vendor fees benefit the STCFG
efforts of preserving and interpreting historic mining as well as
building and maintaining the Trails of Gold through the mining district.
Register and Pay Now...
A City of Victor Business License application is also required to be a
part of this event.
Please fill out and send the City application and a check made out to
the STCFG for the fee ($35 for a small space and $45 for a large space); send the
City application and check to
the STCFG with your vendor registration. City Vendor License -
required. STCFG Vendor Application -
required with payment to the STCFG.