Eagle County Historical Society is dedicated to the maintenance, publication and education regarding the local history of our county. This area has a rich history associated with all that makes the West "the West". Native American culture, mining, agriculture, ranching and recreation all have played important roles in our past.
We strive to preserve and record that history through our programs of education, publishing and maintenance of a local history museum.
Site last updated on 7-13-2015

P.O. Box 192
Eagle, Colorado 81631

Site last updated on 01-14-2016
    Books are now available for purchase on-line.  Go to the Publications section for more information.
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Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet?

1. Pay attention when driving! 

2. Read more local history!

3. Get involved with the Eagle County Historical Society by purchasing a membership!

We look forward to seeing you in 2016!
 1913: Minturn roundhouse crash showing Rio Grande engine 513. Minturn as the division point between Glenwood Springs and Salida became an important service stop for the railroad. Onlookers posed in front of the engine which is partially ejected through the roundhouse. Water tank in left background.
Eddie Tippett, bookkeeper and secretary for the Fleming Lumber and Mercantile Company in Red Cliff, circa 1920s.
As we wander into a New Year:
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The Eagle County Historical Society is seeking a part-time, year-around administrator. Flexible schedule averaging 20 – 25 hours per month, work from home.

*Duties include (but not limited to) moderate bookkeeping using QuickBooks; hiring, scheduling, and managing seasonal museum docents; producing quarterly newsletter. Must be proficient with e-mail and computers.

*Work with Board of Directors on short and long-term projects, attend monthly Board meetings.

Send resume by Feb. 15 to ECHS@eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com.