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 Open for the Season!
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, and a collection of Lake City graduation cards. With exciting and informative exhibits, tours, presentations and preservation projects, we're always working to keep our history alive.
Want to join our efforts? Print out our new 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 Museum Roof Repair. We sprung some leaks this spring and would greatly appreciate any and all donations aimed at protecting our valued artifacts.
June 25 – August 6 – Historic District Tours (guided/walking) – Thursdays, 10:30 am, start at Museum, $5.
June 30, July 7 & 21, August 4 – Hinsdale County Cemetery Tours – 10:30 am, start at Museum, $5.
June 26 – August 14 – Ghost Tours (guided/walking) – Mondays and Fridays, 8 pm, start at Museum, $8 or $2 under 10 yrs.
July 3 – Flint Knapping with Bruce Burks, 1 pm at Museum – Free, donations accepted.
July 8 - New Mineral Exhibit Reception, 6-8 pm at Museum. Check out mine/mineral/map interaction! Free, donations accepted.
July 11 – Boardwalk Sale at Museum as part of Town-wide Yard Sale
July 15 – Packer, the Colorado Cannibal with Tom Reyburn, 4 pm in Museum – Free, donations accepted.
July 18 – Stereoview Lecture with KC Errett, white gloves event, 6 pm in Museum – Free, donations accepted.
July 14 – August 18 – Scarlet Belles, including "gentlemen friends", Tuesdays, 7:30 pm in Museum. Doors open 6:45 or 7 pm - $7 Limited Seating.
July 15 - August 5 – The Black Crooke Trio, Wednesdays, 7 pm in Museum. Doors open 6:15 pm - Free, donations accepted.
July 27 & August 17 – Historic Lake City Branch of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG RR) with Bob Lozano, Mondays, 6:30 pm in Museum, $5 (limited seating).
July 29 & August 19 – D&RG RR Scenic Bus Tour with Bob Lozano, Wednesdays, 9 am, meet at Museum, $20 (limited seating), tickets available through Museum only, 970-944-2050.
July 31 & August 7 – Interior Homes Tour, Fridays at 1 pm, meet at Museum - $10. (Modern homes & historic homes dates TBD)
August 1 – The History & Art of Blacksmithing with Terry Klug, 2 pm at Museum – Free, donations accepted.
August 10 – Back in Thyme Victorian Tea, Monday, 12 noon – 2 pm at Museum/Helen's Garden – Tickets sold at Museum and Lake City Arts Center. Museum will be closed for this event.
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