Frontier Historical Museum

Welcome to the Frontier Historical Society and Museum’s website. The Frontier Historical Society, Inc. was created in 1964 to preserve the pieces of Glenwood Springs’ past. A small museum was opened at that time, continued to grow and in 1972 a larger museum was opened in its present location at 1001 Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs.Our mission statement is simple: Serving as the Living Legacy of our Local Life. Our purpose is to collect and preserve artifacts and materials relating to the history of Glenwood Springs and Garfield county, Colorado. We make these materials available for research and interpret them through temporary and permanent exhibits at the museum, off-site exhibits, publications and educational programs. The Society cooperates with other individuals and organizations to accomplish these goals.

Museum Hours: May through September, Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00October through April, Monday and Thursday – Saturday 1:00 – 4:00.  Admission is:

$4 for adults (13+)

$3 for seniors (60+)

$2 for children (3-12)

 FHS Members are free.

Services offered through the museum include:

  • Guided tours of the museum for schools and groups of all ages.  School tours are $10.00 per class.  Other group tours are $2.00 per person with a $25.00 minimum.  All tours require at least 24 hours prior notice.
  • Guided group walking tours of historic downtown Glenwood Springs or Linwood Cemetery.  Tours are $2.00 per person with a $25.00 minimum.
  • Extensive archival collection available for historical, genealogical and educational research.  Please call ahead for an appointment to visit the archives or staff will conduct research for you at $15.00 per hour.
  • Photographic collection for research with copies available for purchase.  See “Photos” page for prices and ordering information.
  • PowerPoint historical presentations.  $25.00 per presentation.
  • “Explore History!” trunk programs for elementary schools.  Available trunk programs include:  Pioneer trunk, Native American trunk, One Room Schoolhouse trunk and Mining trunk.  Trunk programs are $10.00 per class. 

(Glenwood Frontier Historical Museum)