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 Eagle County Historical Society Museum is open for the 2018 season, 10am to 4pm daily.
Nimon-Walker Award Event
Sunday, April 29
The Eagle County Library District and Eagle County Historical Society honored local rancher and author Verne Albertson in a special event at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Avon Library. Albertson was 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 featured 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.