Event History

History Of Programs, Projects, and Events Presented by the Archive

Fremont County, Colorado 160th Birthday – 2021

Voices from the Archive – Stories of Immigrants and Pioneers in Their Own Words – 2021

Earliest Residents and the Hardscrabble Settlement; Immigration Patterns to Colorado and Fremont County; Innovative Farmer, Jesse Frazer, and his original Abstract, The Weight of Water; Ditch Development and its Pioneers Including the DeWeese-Dye Ditch; The Reminisces and Legacy of Edwin Biehl Lobach, Founding Fathers’ Early Land Claims: Herrington, May, McCumber, McCandless, Musser, Rockafellow, Tanner, Toof; Yugoslavian and other Eastern European Immigrant groups and their Cultures. – Families: Javernick, Ziolkowski, Slack, and others; Family Wagon Farms of Brewster; Graham, Lippis, Vendetti; How the Village Was Formed; The Business That Jack Built -The Jack Family and their Florence Businesses

Archive Open House – September 2021

A chance to see the hidden treasures of the Archive. Coffee and goodies served with a tour of the Archive facility.

Elementary School Visits – April 2021

Students from local schools visited to learn about the history of schools, railroads, mining, and economics in Fremont County as well as how to do research and set up a timeline.

Yellow and Red Roses – Rightfully Hers – Four Looks at the History of the 19th Amendment – 2020

Votes for Women
Colorado was the first state to ratify women’s suffrage in 1893.

United States Constitution – AMENDMENT XIX
Passed by Congress June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Railroad Display in the Fremont County Administration Building – 2019 (On Display at the Archive)

An amazing display of the trains of Fremont County in a vertical display case created by the members of the archive who built the track, oil wells and train stations from scratch and painted mountains, rivers, and other landscape features over several weeks.

Railroad History of Fremont County, Colorado

Railroad History of Fremont County – 2019

Builders and Money, Trolleys and Transportation, Coal Camp Spurs, Horrifying to Heartwarming, Depots of Eastern and Western Fremont County, Refineries & Smelters, Colorado Importance and Impact, Royal Gorge Railroad Wars, Visions of an Electric Railway in Fremont County

Senior Mini College – 2019

The Archive and Florence Museum collaborated on the Quilt mini college presentation.