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.
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The ECHS Museum is now open for the season, daily from 10 am to 4 pm.
Stop by and checkout the changes!
The newly revised mining exhibit
We have a proud new addition to the Eagle County Historical Museum: A player piano from the Nottingham family. Donated by Susan Nottingham, this handsome oak Automotive piano was first purchased by Avon rancher Harry Nottingham in 1911. The piano has its original ivory keys, and a dozen rolls of music, but will need a bit of work before it can be played.
Pictured here are Susan Nottingham, and the piano moving crew who volunteered to help get the instrument into the museum: Ben Slaughter (great-great grandson of Eagle County pioneer Ed Slaughter), Jake Niswanger, Chess Warren, and Jesse Gregg. Thanks also to ECHS members Kevin Brubeck and Rich Borden. The museum, located in Chambers Park in Eagle, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in and take a look!
A gas pump from the J. Perry Olsen ranch. It was common for ranches to have them.