Tony’s Speakeasy, A Black & White Affair

Jul 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our annual community celebration – historically known as the “Black and White Ball” – is taking a trip back in time. We’re turning the clock back 100 years to bring you Tony’s Speakeasy: A Black and White Affair on July 7, 2023.

The event will celebrate Tony Mihelich, who owned and operated Tony’s Conoco for 56 years in the very same building the museum has called home for the last two decades. The event will also serve to celebrate our current members, and as a membership drive as we work to expand our community of members and supporters. More on that below.

For those who’ve attended our Black and White parties in year’s past, you’re no stranger to dressing up in your finest black and white. If you’ve never been to our signature community celebration, we invite you to dress in 1920s era black and white flapper dresses, dinner jackets, sequins, top hats, pearls, feathers, tuxes, and bowties. In true Crested Butte-style, costumes and creativity are strongly encouraged.

Tony’s Speakeasy will be an intimate, member’s-only gathering within the walls of the museum, complete with a Great Gatsby band, libations, and light snacks. We might even have bootleg games available to play, using some special pieces from our collection.

What’s the secret password?
In true speakeasy tradition, you’ll need to be a member and know the password to gain entry to this exclusive club. If you’re already a member, we will email you the password on the day of the event.

If you’re not a member at the time of the event, fret not! Sign up for a museum membership at the door ($25/individual and $50/family) and gain access to the Speakeasy, plus all the benefits that come with being a member of the Crested Butte Museum.

Become a member today, and help us preserve and share the history of one of the most storied towns in the West.


Located in historic downtown Crested Butte on 4th and Elk. Offering exhibits, walking tours, a gift shop and more.