Archive Storage

A Repository of Historical Documents

We preserve and protect local flat history such as records, photos, maps, newspapers, books, diaries, and letters. We assist local organizations in indexing and storing their history.

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Research Area

A Public Research Center

We provide a welcoming research environment free to the public and research assistance for visitors via telephone or email.

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Historic Photos

An Educational Resource

We create programs, exhibits, audiovisual materials, lectures, and other educational tools for teachers, students and the general public.

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Our Mission

The Archive’s mission is to foster an interest in the history of Florence, Fremont and Northeastern Custer Counties. We provide local access in a welcoming research environment and are open all year with a regular schedule and knowledgeable staff. The archive is available to researchers, students, teachers, historians, genealogists, residents, and tourists.

We provide easy access to information through accession lists and a searchable data base that will eventually be compatible across the historical organizations of the county and available for generations to come. The archive accepts collections from other entities on a temporary or permanent basis and will provide other entities with assistance in establishing an accession list of their historical data.

We work with all local history organizations and municipalities. We sponsor or co-sponsor, cooperate with and support history related events of educational and historical organizations in the regions.

McCandless Quilt Project

Next Steps…

Come in and visit us. We would love to share our collection and our love of history. We can help you find answers to your family and local history questions.