Archives & Collections
The majority of The Summit Historical Society Collection of photographs, maps, and documents are on temporary loan to the Mather Archives in Breckenridge, Colorado. The Summit Historical Society museum also has archival materials, available for research purposes.
We actively collect maps, letters, photographs, documents, and videos that help tell the stories of our county’s rich heritage.
In addition to paper objects that make up the archives, the Society also collects objects of historical value. We have been collecting and preserving Summit County historical artifacts since 1966. Everything from books, to clothing and textiles, to farming tools and historic skis are part of our current and growing collection.
We are in the process of an extensive inventory. We match paperwork to objects, create digital records and photograph the objects. Check back for digitized collections and online exhibits!
We hold particular interest in the “untold” stories of history. Specifically, we love the “everyday” people who made our past fascinating.
Do you have something to donate to our collection or archive? Do you have interest in research opportunities? Please call Matt Steninger, Director at 970-468-2207. You may also drop by our office at 403 La Bonte, Dillon, CO 80435.