Exploring the past,

To better understand the present,

And positively impact the future.

Explore Homesteads

Our 2022 Theme: Homesteads

They came for the gold, but stayed for the land!

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Community Programs

Education is a key part of the mission of Summit Historical Society. We strive to pass our knowledge of history onto the public in a fun and innovative way to students of all ages. Learn about the Lost Towns of Summit County, Ute History, Miners, and more!

School Programs

Students really enjoy our hands-on, interactive workshops to learn more about the different people groups who have lived in Colorado or to understand what it was like to live in Summit County a hundred (or more) years ago! We can come visit your school or schedule a program at one of our historical sites.

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School Programs

Students really enjoy our hands-on, interactive workshops to learn more about the different people groups who have lived in Colorado or to understand what it was like to live in Summit County a hundred (or more) years ago! We can come visit your school or schedule a program at one of our historical sites.

Online Programs

Learn about the Summit Historical Society

Watch Moving Day Program Online

Listen to Book: It’s Easy, Edna, It’s Downhill All The Way

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Sites & Collections

Visit the 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse

Built in 1883, this frame school house, with original belfry and bell, was built by the town for the children of Dillon’s first families. Today, the school room looks as it might have in 1892. Artifacts include McGuffy desks, Heath readers with hand-crocheted bookmarks, slates and chalk, individual learning stations, and an 1885 piano.

Visit during regular hours or schedule a tour.

They came for the gold, but stayed for the land.

Explore The Homesteads

We select a theme each year to focus our research, information, and programs on the people, places, and events of our past. This year it is Homesteads: They came for the gold, but stayed for the land.

We are exploring land and people changes from the first generation homesteaders who changed the demographics from miners to families.

The mapping project focused on the first generation – the homesteaders who started the land development in Summit County, Colorado.

We select a theme each year to focus our research, information, and programs on the people, places, and events of our past. This year it is Homesteads: They came for the gold, but stayed for the land.

We are exploring land and people changes from the first generation homesteaders who changed the demographics from miners to families.

The mapping project focused on the first generation – the homesteaders who started the land development in Summit County, Colorado.

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