After months of planning, fundraising, and tremendous support from the local community, the roof replacement on our museum/barn is underway. The crew from A.G. Roofing in Eagle took extra steps to protect the artifacts stored in the barn loft. Originally built in 1899 by Eagle rancher R.P. Wood, the barn was repurposed into a museum in the late 1980s. The new roof was necessary in order to protect the irreplaceable artifacts housed in the museum.

Protecting artifacts

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the museum will remain closed during the months of May and June. The ECHS Board will re-evaluate the situation in mid-summer to determine of the facility can be safely opened to the public this year.

Special Cowboy Moments: Eagle County Fair & Rodeo Video

Television writer Kevin Holten and his crew from RFD-TV (a cable television network with an emphasis on rural lifestyles) spent several days at the 2018 Eagle County Fair last year, shooting scenes celebrating Eagle County’s rural history and traditions. The show, “Special Cowboy Moments” aired for the first time Wednesday, May 22. You’ll find a lot of Eagle County history and some familiar faces in this program. Several of the interviews were filmed in our history museum. The length of the program (including advertising) is 28 minutes, so give yourself some time and enjoy!

Nimon-Walker Award 2019

We had great fun honoring one of our favorite historians, Jaci Spuhler, with the Nimon-Walker Award on Sunday. Grand County historian Kathy Naples portrayed the pioneer physician Doc Susie. There was even a mini Doc Susie in the room! Thanks to everybody who helps to preserve our colorful Eagle County History.

Red Cliff Cemetery Tour

On Saturday, August 18th the Eagle County Historical Society presented a tour of the Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff, Colorado. A rainy day turned sunny and some of the most notable pioneers were around to tell their stories.

Mark Vodopich – Ben Hart
Jamie Harrison – Oscar Meyer
Janice Tonz- Lydia Tague
Taelia Jones – Tilly Strand
Coot Overcash – Doc Gilpin
Aiden (Nottingham) Woodworth – William Nottingham
Rich Perske, author – Fulford expert
Sarah Pounder – “Iris Meadows,” mining camp working girl …


Time Travel: Upper Brush Creek School

Time Travel:
Upper Brush Creek School
at Sylvan Lake State Park

​A crowd of about 50 people stopped by the Upper Brush Creek School on Saturday, March 3, for a winter outing and a bit of history. Our surprise guest of honor was Joe Dice, 88, who attended the school in his youth and had plenty of stories to share. Thanks to our partners at Sylvan Lake State Park for this fun history outing opportunity.