Crestone is always a lively place in the summer months with events, concerts, classes, hiking, art shows, cultural festivities, and spiritual retreats. Visitors arrive from around the globe so you never know who you may meet and what new friends you will make while you are enjoying a weekend or the whole summer here!
Crestone Museum Opening: The Crestone Historical Museum offers visitors a peek into the past of the San Luis valley and Baca Grande. With displays highlighting the miners, farmers, and families in the late 1800’s and 1900’s including primitive blacksmith forged tools, school books. The museum itself is home to the former San Luis Valley Bank and includes the original Diebold bank safe from 1901.
Natural history displays include a map of prehistoric glaciers, a tree ring calendar dating back to 1884, and area wildlife.
It will reopen on Saturday, May 24th with new displays and gift shop items relating to historic Crestone and the Baca Ranch. Located in the Town Center Building on the SW corner of Alder Street and Galena Avenue. The museum will be open every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and probably beyond. Learn more at MuseumTrail.org/Crestone
photo credit: Crestone Artisans Gallery
Solar Training Workshop: Design your sustainable future at Crestone Solar School with a 4 day workshop for owners-builders, architects, engineers, contractors, students, and anyone interested in designing their solar fueled future! Become energy independent with solar hot water design, natural building, passive solar professional orientation, and hands on work in this certified course.
Classes are held in a 100% solar heated home. 2014 courses are May 22-25, June 26-29, July 24-27, or August 21-24. Details and registration at CrestoneSolarSchool.com
photo credit: Crestone Solar School
Camino de Crestone: Camino de Crestone is the world’s first interfaith pilgrimage. With five chances to walk from June through September. Crestone is internationally known as home to more than a dozen spiritual and religious paths that represent an inter-faith community living in harmony.
photo credit: CaminoDeCrestone.com
During this pilgrimage you will visit stupas, monasteries, medicine wheels, temples, labyrinths, sanctuaries, ashrams, and zendos, among other places of worship set at the foot of sacred mountains. Commune with nature on a 7 day educational journey with 6-13 fellow pilgrims. You will visit 16 spiritual centers with an opportunity to grow your spiritual toolbox through lessons and presentations. Meals and lodging are included.
Dates for 2014 are June 14-21, July 5-12, August 9-16, September 13-20 and 21-27. Details and registration at: www.caminodecrestone.com
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Relax and find grace in your spiritual solace with lodging at Casa Del Soul in Crestone, Colorado. Visit CasaDelSoul.net