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.
Railroad historian Pat Thrasher presented his program “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad: the Life and Times of a Gandy-Dancer” at the Eagle County Historical Society’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Avon Library. Thrasher explored the lives and livelihood of the men who built the railroad through the Colorado mountains. Over forty people attended and enjoyed his presentation.