Free admission! Get your free tickets online through June 29th!
(Box Office open June-August, Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 308 Harrison Ave.)
Part of A Day with the Tabors!
To catch the spirit of Independence Day, come enjoy the 101st Army Concert Band! The band plays wonderfully patriotic music for the public, veterans and their families, and current members of the military. The ensemble performs symphonic concerts consisting of classical music and marches, and they play a salute to veterans at every performance. The band consists of 40 citizen-soldiers who perform together part time, while maintaining their duties as soldiers and living and working in their communities.
The band is a component of the Colorado Army National Guard, acting as musical ambassadors for the state of Colorado and the United States Army.
Followed by author readings and book signings by best-selling Leadville historical fiction authors Diane Brotemarkle (The Inner Life of Baby Doe Tabor), Ann Parker (Silver Rush historical mystery series), and Donna Baier Stein (The Silver Baron's Wife)
Join us for a special multi-venue fundraising effort to support the preservation of the hoist house at the Matchless Mine, owned by silver king Horace Tabor! One of the most productive silver mines of the late 1800s Silver Rush, the Matchless Mine was estimated to have produced almost $2 billion in today's value. Yet after 100+ years, the high country's harsh winters and intense sun have taken their toll on the hoist house.
In addition to the 101st Army Band concert and author readings and book signings, A Day with the Tabors includes the following:
The Tabor Home
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
116 E. 5th St.
$7 historic tours
The Matchless Mine
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1.25 miles up E. 7th St. from Harrison Ave.
> A cookout
> Musical duo Birds on a Line
> Chief Trainer Dave Ten Eyck and his burros
> American Mountain Man Bill Bailey
> Gold panning
> Tours of the Matchless Mine site and Baby Doe Tabor's cabin
> Author readings and book signings by Brotemarkle, Parker, and Stein.