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Hotchkiss-Crawford
Historical Society

Your historical resource for Crawford Country & Hotchkiss Colorado

The museum houses permanent displays of historic artifacts, a large collection of historic photographs, and a living room diorama. Visitors may find old-time business equipment, marvelous clothing and accessories, antique medical supplies, recent acquisitions, unidentified “mystery” objects, and much more on rotating displays.

 

Adjacent to the museum is a fully-furnished turn-of-the-century log cabin.

Those wishing to do research or thumb through books related to local history are welcome to spend time in the museum’s reference library where they will find photo albums, yearbooks, oral history transcripts and tapes, as well as obituary files.

Docents can assist with genealogical research.

 

A nice selection of books focusing on local and Colorado history is also available in the Museum bookstore.

Upcoming Event:

Sheep Dog Trials

The museum will be open from 10am-4pm this Saturday the 11th to support the Sheep Dog Trials happening in Hotchkiss.

For more information contact the museum at hchs.mailing@gmail.com or call 970-872-3780.

Explore a Digital Exhibit:

Cabin

HCHS 2023 Recap

Multi-Cultural

Needle Rock Ditch

Hotchkiss

Gould Reservoir

Postcards from Lazear

Crawford

Hanson Mesa

Gettin Around

Links to our Collections:

Audio Archives

Geneological Assistance

Video Archives

Historic Newspapers

Bookstore

Obituaries

Permanent Exhibits

Yearbooks