Bee Family Farm Museum

The farm museum offers a one-of-a kind learning experience as you journey through time with the Bee family’s efforts to cultivate the arid prairie of Northern Colorado.Learn about the history of irrigation, the sugar beet industry, and lamb feeding. Enjoy the Children’s activities and animals.

Berthoud Historical Society

Dedicated to a rich rural heritage, the Berthoud Historical Society (est. 1977) discovers and preserves the history of the town of Berthoud, the Little Thompson Valley area, Colorado and the surrounding region. It includes the McCarty-Fickle House Museum and the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum.

The Columbine Club of Timnath

The Columbine Club is Timnath’s historical society.

Estes Park Museum

The Museum presents exhibits and programs detailing the Estes Park area’s history from the Ice Age to today.

Fort Collins Historical Society

The Fort Collins Historical Society hosts several talks a year (September – April). All talks are free and open to the public.

Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society

The Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society (FCMRS) works in partnership with the Fort Collins Museum to restore and operate the Fort Collins Municipal Railway, presenting a living history of electric public transportation in Fort Collins. We preserve, display, operate, and interpret streetcar service, and collect artifacts and information of an educational nature and of significance to the City’s electric railway. The FCMRS is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization.

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is a state-of-the-art facility designed to engage visitors in hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture. Opportunities for support are ongoing. Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is located at 408 Mason Court, Fort Collins.

Friends of Ramer

Preserving Our History – Our projects including restoring the buildings along historic Centre Avenue in New Raymer, Colorado. We are also committed to preserving the written and oral history of the families that call this area home.

Greeley Museums

The purpose of the City of Greeley Museums is to preserve and interpret the history of the Colorado high plains region with emphasis on the City of Greeley and Weld County. The website includes information on the Greeley History Museum, the Meeker Home, and Centennial Village.

High Plains Historical Society

The Northern Drylanders Museum has been organized to study, record, preserve and make available the history of Northern Weld County, by encouraging historic research, recording historic events and sites, promoting preservation and restoration projects, displaying historic artifacts and literature, We are founded to teach and inspire youth and others about the history and life on the High Plains of Colorado. We are dedicated to “protecting the irreplaceable history” and working to preserve the American pioneer spirit.

Historic Larimer County

Historic Larimer County educates, advocates and offers assistance with preservation throughout Larimer County. It also hosts talks and tours throughout the county.

Johnstown Historical Society (Historical Parish House Museum)

On the corner of Charlotte and Fremont Streets, visitors can find the Historic Parish House, Johnstown’s museum. The house, which was built by the Town Founders Harvey J. and Mary Parish, is a wonderful example of the Arts and Crafts style bungalow. You can walk through the main level of the furnished house to get a glimpse of life in the early 1900s. On the lower level you will view displays featuring facets of life in Johnstown and this area.

Livermore Woman’s Club

The Livermore Woman’s Club is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1896 when Mrs. Lucinda Peters invited the ranching women of Livermore, Colorado, to an afternoon tea at Eagle Cliff Cottage on the 27th of August. More than thirty women accepted the invitation and arrived at the appointed time via buckboards, wagons, buggies, and on horseback. Thus began the history of the Livermore Woman’s Club and thus began the intimate link between the history of Livermore, the history of its ranches, and the history of the Club, a link that has endured for more than 100 years.

Loveland Historical Society

The Loveland Historical Society meets once a month for a board meeting and once a month for a member meeting. The society also offers talks and tours which are often free or only cost a small fee.

Loveland Museum/Gallery

The Loveland Museum/Gallery exhibits Loveland’s history through several world class displays including Life on Main Street, Mariano Medina’s Cabin, Great Western Sugar Factory, Colorado-Big Thompson Relief Map, Sweetheart City USA, the Proctor Alabaster Shop, the Loveland Fire Department and the Fireside Gallery

Masonville Mercantile

Northern Colorado’s one stop shop for any different occasion! If you need it, we have it. Ladies, gentlemen, brides, reenactors, and red hatters, are all encouraged to come check out our selection of things chosen just for you. Perfect destination for the bride-to-be, and anyone else in the wedding party! We offer a full line of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, tuxedos, and tons of other bridal accessories including shoes, jewelry, veils, unity candles, and much much more. Reenactors invited! We carry many different brands of time period specific clothing, shoes, hats, and accessories for Steampunk, Victorian, and the Old West fanatics. Red hatters, you will not leave empty handed. Miss Cynthia, our milliner, has you in mind when creating all of our custom hats. We also have beautiful dresses, shawls, scarves, and accessories for your next big event!

McCreery House

Located in the Sweetheart City of Loveland, this historic home and courtyard offers an intimate setting for your next event. The McCreery House can accommodate up to 150 guests. We provide hands-on services and can help you plan every aspect of your wedding or special event.

Milliken Historical Society and Museum

The Society holds meetings on the second Monday of every month (generally), 6 pm at the Heritage House, 102 N Grace.

Museo de las Tres Colonias

The Museo de las Tres Colonias provides a living history highlighting Hispanic life, working conditions in the sugar beet industry and community life, most specifically within the Tres Colonias, Buckingham, Andersonville, and Alta Vista, during the Twentieth Century. The adobe home is a great educational tool, interpreting the significance of Hispanic culture and its impact on the Fort Collins community. This museum provides insight and community support of Hispanic culture in the home, religion, work, cultural celebrations, tolerance and social justice.

Poudre Landmarks Foundation

PLF’s mission is to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area Poudre Landmarks Foundation accomplishes this through the care and management of Historic Landmark sites owned by the City of Fort Collins, and by providing educational programs and events focused on early life in Fort Collins.

Red Feather Historical Society (Robinson Cabin Museum)

To preserve for the public benefit the history of the region – homesteading, ranching, logging, mining, water development and recreation – for the portion of Larimer Country that lies Northwest of the intersection of Highways 14 and 287. To preserve and encourage preservation of historical buildings, objects, sites and areas relating to the history of Red Feather and surrounding area. To promote an awareness of and respect for all that is historically significant about Red Feather and the surrounding area.

Stanley Home Museum

The mission of The Historic Stanley Home Foundation is to purchase, renovate, preserve and operate Rockside, the F.O. Stanley home as a cultural center for local history education. The home will be an enduring reminder of the evolution and development of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

St. Vrain Historical Society

The St. Vrain Historical Society, Inc. promotes historic education and preservation in Longmont and the surrounding St. Vrain Valley.

The Virginia Dale Community Club

Our mission is to preserve for society the beauty and culture of rural living while promoting the historical significance of our community (especially the Virginia Dale Stage Station) through our events and activities.

Von Trotha-Firestien Farm at Bracewell

Bodo “Bode” Leopold Von Trotha and his brother, Claus “Claude” Wolfgang Von Trotha purchased the property located northwest of Greeley, Colorado in the settlement of Bracewell in 1916. The Von Trotha Brothers were well known in the area for their contributions to irrigated farming and livestock feeding. By 1917, Peter and Sophia Firestien and their six children, were tenant farmers on the property for the Von Trotha Brothers. Conrad Firestien and his wife, Mabel, took over farming operations in the 1920’s. Conrad’s son, Wilbert “Chuck” Firestien farmed the property with his father and later his brother and eventually retired in the early 1990’s. Chuck’s brother, Gerald Firestien, and Gerald’s son, Mark, still farm the property today.

Meg’s cheat sheet version of this list (That she uses to go directly to the event pages and create the History Now newsletter.)