Museums of Central Colorado: The San Luis Valley Museum

The Pioneer Schoolroom at the San Luis Valley Museum.

By Joyce Gunn

The San Luis Valley Museum is located in Alamosa, across the street from the fire department, at 401 Hunt Avenue. On the north side of the building is a mural depicting 96 or so images of various sites in the Valley as well as many of the people who had an impact on the Valley’s history. Stop by and we’ll be happy to give you an informational guide to the mural.

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Museums of Central Colorado: The Fort Garland Museum

From the Civil War in the West exhibit at Fort Garland. Courtesy of the Fort Garland Museum.

By Anita McDaniel

Western expansion fueled the need for frontier forts. The primary purpose of these forts was to keep the peace between the settlers and the indigenous people.

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Museums of Central Colorado: The Past Returns to Crestone

By James P. McCalpin

Beginning this month, we will be profiling many of the museums that can be found throughout the region. Often staffed by community volunteers, these institutions play a vital role in archiving and documenting the history of the region and help to keep us connected to the past. We begin the series in the San Luis Valley, home to a number of museums, large and small.

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Buena Vista and Saguache museums get new buildings

Brief by Central Staff

Museums – May 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

BV and Saguache musems get some new old buildings

Museums in both Buena Vista and Saguache have acquired new buildings.

With help from the Colorado State Historical Society, the Buena Vista Heritage Museum has acquired the Turner farmstead. The Turner family bought the property in 1912. The original homestead dates back to the 1880s. The house was built in 1910, and the barn was added in 1924.

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