The Eagle County Historical Society is dedicated to the recording and preservation of local history through educational programs, publishing, and maintenance of a museum and archive. Native American culture, mining, ranching, agriculture and recreation have played important roles in our past and continue to impact Eagle County life.
Site last updated on 7-13-2015

P.O. Box 192
Eagle, Colorado 81631 

Site last updated on 04-8-2018
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The Eagle County Historical Society Museum will reopen on May 19, 2018
  Nimon-Walker Award Event

Sunday, April 29

  Join the Eagle County Library District and Eagle County Historical Society in honoring local rancher and author Verne Albertson in a special event at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Avon Library. Albertson will be recognized with the annual Nimon-Walker Award, honoring individuals and families who have helped preserve Eagle County History.

  Albertson’s recently published memoir, “Beanies, Stick Horses, Marbles and Mean Chickens” tells the story of growing up on a ranch in northern Eagle County in the 1940s. He has also contributed historical manuscripts, written by his grandmother and father, to the local history archives.

  The award ceremony will feature a special presentation by photographer and author Michael Crouser, whose recent book Mountain Ranch (featuring photographs of many Eagle County ranchers) is a finalist for the 2018 Colorado Book Awards.

  The Nimon-Walker event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Verne Albertson by Roger Cotton Brown