Summit County Then & Now

Date: September 8, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Show map
SAR Classroom
352 Lake Dillon Drive
Dillon, Colorado 80435
Contact: Mikel Traweek
Phone: 9704688700

SUMMIT COUNTY: THEN & NOW - Summit Area History 2(SASE) or 1(SASC)
September 8, 2021, | 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

SAR Classroom, 352 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon CO 80435

Join SAR and the Summit Historical Society for a class on the history of the Summit Area.

Starting in 1861 and focusing on the community neighborhoods you will learn all about the formation of Summit County and move through the people groups including Summit County First Peoples, Gold Miners, Silver Miners, Homesteaders and Ranchers, Railroad and Merchants, Skiers and Boaters. The Summit County Historical Society has scoured their archives to bring tools to best understand the history of the areas you live, and your clients may be buying in.

--> The fee for this class will 100% go to supporting the Summit Historical Society. Your payment will be a tax-deductible contribution.

$20.00 for Members sign up on the SAR Dashboard
$30.00 for Non-Members (sign up by emailing

Breakfast Sponsored by:

Instructor: Christy Nelson
Christy Nelson is Education Director at Summit Historical Society. While at the Society, she has developed Living History educational programs for children at the 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse. She has implemented the Moving Day history class for Summit County 4th graders in collaboration with History Colorado, the Colorado state historical society.

Christy is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder in education.  She has held numerous educational positions including elementary education in Eagle County, Cairo, Egypt, Hong Kong and Hawaii.  Before moving to Summit County, she was a corporate trainer for Motorola.

Christy has developed adult historical programs at Summit Historical Society including Historical Adventure Hikes and Tours and the Pastry & the Past lecture series.  She is a full time resident of Breckenridge since 2003, and loves to tell the stories of towns and people of Summit County.