Glenwood Springs Historical Society seeks public input

"Howdy Pardner...

The Glenwood Springs Historical Society/Frontier Museum needs your opinion as it plans for its future. Please participate in this survey, which will take about ten minutes of your time. (...A mere blink of the eye from an historic perspective!)

Then, plan to attend one of two sessions on February 22 at the Hotel Denver Loft, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. We'll share the collective results of this survey and ask for your input on some prioritization of goals, along with your brainstorming ideas for future possibilities for the museum and Glenwood Springs history.

Here is some background that may be helpful:

In 1963, when Glenwood Springs was just 78 years old, a group of concerned citizens founded the nonprofit Frontier Historical Society.


The preservation of the town’s history was fast disappearing. At first, a small museum was housed in the basement of the Hotel Colorado. Shortly after that, the museum and its collections were moved to a small house on the 800 block of School Street. As the collection grew, space for its displays became a challenge.

In 1971, Stella Shumate bequeathed her home at 1001 Colorado Avenue to the society, and the Frontier Museum moved to its current location in 1972. The name of the organization was changed to the Glenwood Springs Historical Society in 2016.

What do we do?

We conduct an authentic “Ghost Walk” through the historic Linwood Cemetery with actors portraying settlers, pioneers and outlaws in costume at their characters’ gravesites. There are also summer programs and historic tours. The Hidden History Tour, Museum Tours, Sunday Walking Tours, Cemetery Tours, Coal Camp Tours, and the Cardiff Schoolhouse Programs to name just a few. We provide historical photographs for businesses and individuals. And we research genealogical inquiries and many, many more historic questions from the public for Glenwood and the entire Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.

We ask that you complete this survey by Wednesday, February 15. But why put it off? Go ahead and get started now. Thanks in advance for your participation.

P.S. Call 970-945-4448 or email us today for membership information. (Historically speaking...our members never regret it.)"

Source: Glenwood Springs Historical Society & Frontier