Fort Collins, Colorado
Archaeology, Art, General, History, Science, Specialized, University
The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is Colorado State University’s historic costume and textiles collection. Its mission is the exploration of the aesthetic, social, cultural and physical significance of textiles, dress and interior furnishings. The collection originated in the early 1950s as a small faculty teaching resource in the former Department of Home Economics; until 2009, storage and exhibition space in the Gustafson Gallery were housed in the Gifford Building.
Culture, History, Historic House, Specialized
The Broomfield Depot Museum contains information about the history of Broomfield and the surrounding area.
Central City, Colorado
Archaeology, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park, Specialized
The 30+ buildings set amid beautiful landscaping on 8 acres give the feel of a reproduction village showcasing how early Greeley and Weld County settlers lived, worked, played and worshipped. The High Plains area features Native American tipis, a homesteaders shack, chuck wagon and Warren Monfort farmhouse, where the 'Cattle Trails and Tales' exhibit traces the birth of the meat packing industry in Greeley.
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Children's, General, History, Historical Society, Specialized
There's something amazing about trains. The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it again at the Colorado Railroad Museum with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard.
Also, see our exhibit galleries, renowned library, roundhouse restoration facility and working turntable.
Natural History, Science, Specialized
The museum serves as the state repository for Colorado's mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite and historic mining treasures.
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
The Museum is situated on 2½ acres of landscaped grounds. Historic Buildings include the Living Springs School (1891), Homestead House (1910), Wolf Creek School (1904), and the Strasburg Union Pacific Railroad Depot (1917). All are furnished with period artifacts.
History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
If the heart of a great museum is its subject, then the Denver Firefighters Museum is truly one of the greatest in the world! The Museum offers not only outstanding exhibits on the history of firefighting in Denver focusing on the Denver Fire Department, but innovative and exciting hands-on activities that allow visitors to interact with the traditional exhibits. From groundbreaking state-of-the-art gallery space to engaging programs and special events, there is always something new to explore.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
We attempt to preserve and present the rich railroad history of the Roaring Fork and Colorado river valleys, with photographic and interactive displays.
The trains are running at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, located in the historic (1904) Rio Grande railroad depot. Two large rooms full of railroad history, with operating model trains, gift shop, photo displays and full-size Union Pacific, Amtrak and BNSF trains right outside.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Archaeology, Art, Culture, History, Science, Specialized, University
The Gustafson Gallery features regular exhibitions of creative student and faculty apparel design and merchandising scholarship.
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Specialized
Hotel de Paris founder Louis Dupuy, a native of Alencon, France, is considered the father of domestic science (today, we call it home economics). Dupuy's luxurious Norman-style inn made culinary history throughout the Western United States of America.
Hotel de Paris Museum (HdPM) was Georgetown's first museum and created an interest in historic preservation in the Georgetown and Silver Plume communities.
General, History, Historic House, Science, Specialized
Thousands of tenacious miners, living a wild and woolly life in Leadville during the boom era of the late 1800’s and beyond, are often forgotten when more famous (and often infamous) names of past Leadville residents and visitors are mentioned… names like Susan B. Anthony (lectured here for woman’s suffrage), John Henry “Doc” Holliday (dentist-turned-gambler who had his final shoot out here at Hyman’s Saloon), U.S.