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 who welcome questions and are 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.
MUSEUM CLOSED for the SEASON!
Yes, our doors may be officially shut until on-around Memorial Day, but historical society board, staff and volunteers are already focusing on 2016 membership, event, and "new" exhibit activities!
Two-year old "rotating" exhibits are dismantled, with artifacts carefully being put away. New exhibits are enthusiastically being planned. And, our Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Caboose has been snuggly covered for the winter.
In 2016, new exhibits within the museum will join a doll exhibit that has already delighted children and adults alike, a captivating collection of Lake City graduation cards, a Hinsdale County Courthouse "cornerstone" display, and a window display highlighting therapeutic and plain old hygienic bathing (frontier style). In addition, visitors will once again be greeted by popular "mainstays", including an interactive mineral-mine exhibit that has received rave reviews, a display of firearms from "back in the day", our ever-captivating Alferd Packer exhibit, and outdoor treasures that include 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.
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!
For more information, call 970-944-2050 (please leave a message).
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
2016 Business Members - Level 2 & Level 3 Sponsors
Level 3: Blue Spruce Building Materials
Level 2: A.B. Construction, Inc., Lake City Bakery, World of Gem Creations