The Pikes Peak Region is rich with history, and several historical societies have formed to preserve the area’s history and heritage for future generations. These historical societies are often seen participating in events throughout the state and are often found providing ambiance and information on the streets while in period clothing. Some of these societies have offices where you can request information or conduct research.
Gold Camp Victorian Society
The Gold Camp Victorian Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Cripple Creek and the surrounding areas. Known as the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, the District is rich in ranching, mining and railroad history. By wearing Victorian era clothing and reenacting typical scenes of those days, the Gold Camp Victorian Society is determined to safeguard this heritage by educating all generations in the lifestyles and accomplishments of the early residents who created and enriched our community.
In August, 2005, the Pikes Peak Historical Society opened its 2,600 square foot museum in Florissant. This new historical museum is located at 18033 Teller County Road # 1, across from the Florissant Post Office. The museum offers visitors an entertaining and educational tour of the Pikes Peak Region, from early explorers to Ute Indians and mountain men, to the early pioneers, railroads and Gold Rush. Unique rocks, minerals and fossils from the Florissant Lineament provide one of the richest geological exhibits in the Pikes Peak Region.
Ute Pass Historical Society
The Ute Pass Historical Society was incorporated in 1976 by a small group of local scrapbookers who wanted to preserve the unique history of the Ute Pass corridor. Since then, the society has grown into an organization with a priceless collection of Ute Pass artifacts and over 4,600 archival photos, as well as precious Ute Indian objects.
You are invited to come and visit the Research Office during office hours, schedule a tour of the wonderful exhibit-filled historic cabins or attend one of the society’s special events. The Ute Pass Historical Society is a 501(C)3 nonprofit, supported by patron donations, grants, tours of their historical buildings and unending work and dedication from the volunteers.