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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.

Explore a Digital Exhibit:

HCHS 2023 Recap


Needle Rock Ditch


Gould Reservoir

Postcards from Lazear


Hanson Mesa

Gettin Around

Links to our Collections:

Audio Archives

Geneological Assistance

Video Archives

Historic Newspapers



Permanent Exhibits