Welcome to the Lake City Museum!
One of the objectives of this web site is to share Hinsdale County and Lake City's past. If you have photographs that relate to our early history, information on events, stories of your family when they lived here, or other tidbits that might be of interest, please share them with us.
June through September, the Museum is staffed by volunteer docents. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. They will be happy to find out any answers they don't know at the time. When open, the Museum is the starting point for several tours that educate the public on the history of our community. All tours are individually unique and of interest to all ages.
The Museum is still open!
Come by and visit us while you're out enjoying the COLOR & in town for Lake City's September Events!
(Go to www.lakecity.com for local event details)
New exhibits this year include an interactive mineral-mine exhibit, a window display highlighting therapeutic and plain old hygienic bathing (frontier style), a doll exhibit, a collection of Lake City graduation cards, and a Hinsdale County Courthouse "cornerstone" display. With our terrific on-going exhibits, including the original Caboose from the Lake City branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, a transportation building and historic house featuring great yester-year collections, and a yard chockfull of artifacts, late-season visitors will love a leisurely walk through history on our cool and colorful days!
Want to join our efforts? Print out the membership/donation form via the link under the Hinsdale County Historical Society heading and show your support today! Also, please consider sending a directed donation for our recent Museum Roof Repair. We sprung some leaks this spring and would greatly appreciate any and all donations aimed at protecting our valued artifacts.
For more information, call 970-944-2050.
The Museum's expected "last day of the 2015 season" is Sunday, September 20th!
Business Life Members
Hall Realty, Inc, Highlander Campground, Lake City/Hinsdale CountyChamber of Commerce, LKA International, Inc., Lake City Mines, Miners & Merchants Bank, Slumgullion Gift Gallery, WEBCO
2015 Business Members - Level 2 & Level 3 Sponsors
Level 3: Vickers Ranch
Level 2: Blue Spruce Building Materials, Inn at the Lake, Pleasant View Resort & Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals, World of Gem Creations