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Wheeler / Stallard Museum

620 West Bleeker Street

Tel: 970.925.3721
Fax: 970.925.5347


Hours of Operation: Tues-Sat- 1-5 pm

Year-round; closed April 21 through May 5

NEW SUMMER HOURS Tues.–Sat, 10:30 am-4:30 pm (June 17 thru Aug. 30)

$6 adults | $5 seniors (admission fee also includes the Holden/Marolt Museum) Children under 12 FREE.

Jerome B. Wheeler built this Queen Anne style home in 1888. Despite his plans, his wife Harriet Macy Valentine Wheeler refused to leave their mansion in Manitou Springs, Colorado and the family never lived here. Edgar and Mary Ella Stallard moved into the house in 1905, eventually purchasing it in 1917. The family lived here for forty years. The house last served as the residence of the Aspen Institute's president before the Aspen Historical Society purchased it in 1969.
The Wheeler / Stallard Museum

Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People is on exhibit now in the second floor of the Wheeler/Stallard Museum.



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Photo Credit: Aspen Historical Society





Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People is a provocative new exhibit which explores the past and present of Native Americans in the American West.


Long before silver prospectors arrived in Aspen, the Ute people—or Nuche—called eastern Utah and western Colorado home. Since European contact, their culture has dealt with loss of territory, loss of language, loss of culture and forced assimilation.  This exhibit takes visitors on a journey that acknowledges this displacement, and embraces their position in modern America today.


Integral to Ute culture is the circular nature of the four seasons. Visitors will discover how spring, summer, fall and winter are tied to the Ute existence, and how these traditions have persevered. Other highlights include traditional Bear Dance video and Ute artifacts, as well as striking present-day photographs.


Archives, Collections and Research

By Appointment

Explore the extensive Archives and Collections of artifacts, photographs, oral histories, newspapers from 1881, manuscripts, films and videos. Location: Wheeler/Stallard Carriage House.

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