• 235 Wells Street | PO Box 97 | Erie, CO 80516 | Phone (303) 828-3440

  • Erie Historical Society

    • Non Profit
    11611 Jasper Road
    Erie, CO 80516
    303-828-4561
    Hours:
    The museum is open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm May through September

    About Us

    The Erie Historical Society was founded in 1984 to preserve Erie, Colorado’s history. We honor those hard-working pioneers who mined the coal, worked the fields and ran the railroads, as well as the read more
    • About

      The Erie Historical Society was founded in 1984 to preserve Erie, Colorado’s history. We honor those hard-working pioneers who mined the coal, worked the fields and ran the railroads, as well as the pioneer women who raised the families and educated the children.

      The Erie Historical Society:

      CELEBRATES Erie’s history with events like Erie Biscuit Day, which held each fall, honoring a similar event held by 19th-century residents to welcome the fall and celebrate the workers’ return to the mines.

      EDUCATES through projects like the Wise Homestead Museum, to commemorate early homesteaders and through partnerships with community members. Historic talks by local historians and lecturers provide a glimpse back in time and reveal remarkable stories about the people who settled in our region of Colorado.

      PRESERVES the area’s rich history through projects like the Wise Homestead Museum, at 11611 Jasper Road. The two-story Western Victorian farmhouse was built by Erie settler O.E. Wise in 1870 and has been restored by local and state Historical Societies.

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      Located near the corner of 119th Street and Jasper Road in Erie, CO