When Lulie Crawford was eight years old, she came to the Yampa Valley in 1876 with her family from Missouri. She loved to be outside exploring and finding wildflowers. From these experiences, Lulie developed a love of the natural beauty of the Steamboat Springs area and its wildflowers, which she captured in her watercolor paintings. As a tribute to Lulie and her paintings, the Tread of Pioneers Museum shares the story of Lulie and her pioneering family, followed by watercolor instruction with a professional artist. Then the kids paint their own wildflower watercolor masterpieces.
The program is free and takes place at the Yampa River Botanic Park - 1000 Pamela Lane. Participants should meet at the large umbrella in the center of the park. All painting supplies are provided by the museum, and reservations are not required. Families can simply show up and have fun. Parents are also welcome to paint.