Our Mission

Florence Historical Archive, Inc.

The mission of the Florence Historical Archive, Inc. is to protect, preserve, and provide to the public the historical data of the State of Colorado, organized in a cohesive searchable database in accordance with standard archival methods, a historical repository, and a public research center for educational, cultural, community and personal enrichment.

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.


A Repository of Historical Documents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.

A Public Research Center

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

An Education Resource

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