Welcome to the Lake City Museum!
One of the objectives of this web site is to share Hinsdale County and Lake City's past. If you have photo's that relate to our early history, information on events, stories of your family when they lived here or other tidbits that might be of interest, please share them with us. We would love to post your stories and photos on the web site. Please don't hesitate to contact us with what you would like to share and we will be glad to work with you.
The museum is staffed by volunteer docents. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. If they don't know, they can find out for you.
During the Summer months several tours are held to educate the public on the history of our community. All are walking tours and begin at the Museum. All tours are individually unique and of interest to all ages.
HinsdaleCounty Historical Society & Museum
June 26 – August 7 – Historic District Tours (guided/walking) – Thursdays, 10:30 am, start at Museum, $5.
June 27 – August 15 – Ghost Tours (guided/walking) – Fridays, 8 pm, start at Museum, $8 or $2 under 10 yrs.
July 22 – August 19 – Scarlet Belles, including new "gentlemen friends", Tuesdays, 7:30 pm at Museum. Doors open 6:45 or 7 pm - $7 Limited Seating. (No performance August 5)
July 28 & August 11 – Historic Lake City Branch of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG RR) with Bob Lozano, Mondays, 6:30 pm at Museum, $5 (limited seating).
July 30 & August 13 - D&RG RR Scenic Bus Tour with Bob Lozano, Wednesday, 9 am, meet at Museum, $20 (limited seating), tickets available through Museum only, 970-944-2050.
August 2 – The History & Art of Blacksmithing with Terry Klug, 2 pm at Museum – Free, donations accepted.
August 4 – Daguerreotyping John C. Fremont's Fifth Expedition of 1853-54, an illustrated talk on Solomon Nunes Carvalho, and the daguerreotype photographs he made on Fremont's expedition with author Robert Shlaer, Monday, 6 pm at Museum – Free, donations accepted.
August 5 – Sketching the Rockies, an illustrated talk on Richard Kern and the Gunnison Expedition of 1853 with author Robert Shlaer, Tuesday, 6 pm at Museum – Free, donations accepted.
August 8 – Interior Homes Tour, Friday at 1 pm, meet at Museum - $10.
August 11 – Back in Thyme Victorian Tea, Monday, 12 noon – 2 pm at Museum/Helen's Garden – Tickets sold at Museum and LakeCityArtsCenter. Museum will be closed for this event.