THE 2015 SHINDIG at the RVR Barn


Save the Date
Sunday, August 9th from 5 to 8pm
 for the Mt. Sopris Historical Society's 

 2nd Annual Shindig 

This years event will be held at the Old Thompson Barn  

at River Valley Ranch (RVR)

Tickets $75

The RVR Barn will be furnished with historic agricultural and ranching artifacts from the Hattie Thompson and Thompson House Museum collection, plus archival photos of historic Carbondale. Hattie Thompson herself will be there — in spirit. This historic matriarch, as interpreted by a local living-history actress, will be milling amongst the period-costumed guests as they enjoy homemade barbecue and music provided by local talent. The second annual Hattie Thompson Award will be given to a woman who exemplifies Hattie’s pioneering spirit and has enriched the community.

The Shindig will be an event of the sort area residents would have enjoyed during Hattie Thompson’s heyday more than 100 years ago. Get your old-time get-up on and don't miss this delightful journey into Carbondale's not-so-distant past. The evening supports the Historical Society’s efforts to share local history and bring to life the stories of the families, ranchers, merchants and miners who built our Roaring Fork and Crystal Valley communities.

To purchase tickets 
online, by mail, at Skip's Pour House or The Shindig 
please see information below.
** (PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased online or via mail will be available for pick up at The Shindig registration table on the day of the event!)
to purchase tickets online 
click on PayPal button below
Number of Tickets

to purchase tickets by mail 
Please mail check to address below and include the names of people that will be attending the event
Mt. Sopris Historical Society 
PO Box 2, Carbondale, CO 81623

We are thrilled to announce that Charlotte Graham and many of the characters featured in her new book, Memories of a River... Up The Crystal Volume II,  will be joining us for a unique book signing opportunity  on August 9, from 5-8pm at the the Old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch for our second annual Shindig! We hope you will join us for this special event, where you can meet some of our community's cherished old timers and purchase copies of the book directly from the author.

 Please mail your check to the address below 
 and include the names of those attending.

 Please mail your check to the address below 
 and include the names of those attending.