|Welcome to the Frontier Historical
Society and Museum's website. The Frontier
Historical Society, Inc. was created in 1964 to
preserve the pieces of Glenwood Springs
past. A small museum was opened at that time,
continued to grow and in 1972 a larger museum was
opened in its present location at 1001 Colorado
Avenue in Glenwood Springs.
Our mission statement is
simple: Serving as the Living Legacy of our Local
Life. Our purpose is to collect and preserve
artifacts and materials relating to the history
of Glenwood Springs and Garfield county,
Colorado. We make these materials available for
research and interpret them through temporary and
permanent exhibits at the museum, off-site
exhibits, publications and educational programs.
The Society cooperates with other individuals and
organizations to accomplish these goals.
through September, Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 4:00.
October through April, Monday and Thursday -
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00. Admission is:
$4 for adults (13+)
$2 for children
FHS Members are free.
through the museum include:
- Guided tours
of the museum for schools and groups of
all ages. School tours are $10.00 per class.
Other group tours are $2.00 per person with a $25.00
minimum. All tours require at least 24 hours prior
- Guided group
walking tours of historic downtown
Glenwood Springs or Linwood Cemetery. Tours are $2.00 per person
with a $25.00 minimum.
archival collection available for
historical, genealogical and educational
research. Please call ahead for an appointment
to visit the archives or staff will conduct research for you
at $15.00 per hour.
collection for research with copies
available for purchase. See "Photos" page for
prices and ordering information.
- PowerPoint historical presentations. $25.00 per
History!" trunk programs for
elementary schools. Available trunk programs
include: Pioneer trunk, Native American trunk, One
Room Schoolhouse trunk and Mining trunk. Trunk
programs are $10.00 per class.