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Museum Location / Hours

The Heritage Center
Corner of 3rd and Main
P.O. Box 24
Crowley, CO 81033
Phone/Fax: 719.267.3384
Directions to Museum

Monday - Friday:
Mornings: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Museum tours by appointment
Call: 719-469-7874

Senior Ladies

The ladies of Crowley County get together every Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Heritage Center for coffee and conversation. Come join the excitement!


Board Meetings

Just a reminder! Every second Tuesday of the month the Town of Crowley hold its board meetings at 7:00 p.m. Make plans to attend to keep up with what is happening in YOUR community.


2021 Holiday Closures

Independence Day - Sun.-Mon.,  July 4-5
Thanksgiving - Thurs.-Fri,  Nov. 25-26

CCHC History Books

crowleycentennialbookA "Special Edition" history book commemorating the Centennial for Crowley County is available. The book contains the history of the county beginning in the late 1890's. The book is divided by chapters of the early days of the area, our farming, industries, ranching, towns, churches, schools, the history of when and how we began as Crowley County and what we are in 2011. There are 320 historical pictures in the book with the history to go with them. The books are $30.00 plus a $5.00 charge for shipping and handling..

Books may be ordered by contacting the Crowley County Heritage Center:

Phone: (719) 267-3384
or writing to:
Crowley County Heritage Society
Corner of 3rd and Main
P.O. Box 24
Crowley, CO 81033
Please make checks to Crowley County Heritage Society.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Crowley County and your family?  Click HERE to see how we can help.


Heritage Society Membership

Donations, and memorial donations can all be made online!!!

Available Sites and Financing

There are a variety of building sites available throughout Crowley County. Financing is available through a variety of mechanisms. A local Revolving Loan Fund can participate in finance. Additionally, the Business Lending Center is a Certified Development Company under the auspices of the Small Business Administration and can assist in arranging "504" Loan Program financing. Local banks have strong relationships with larger banks in Pueblo and Denver, and can provide a variety of financing.

Basic utility service can generally be provided at no more than normal "hook up" charges to the business. If there are special needs, the cost of these developments will be negotiated. Also available are State and Federal Grants-in-aid to support these developments.

Rural Enhanced Enterprise Zone Tax Incentives 

Under Colorado's Enterprise Zone legislation, existing, expanded, and new businesses in the Southeast Colorado Rural Enterprise Zone are eligible for a variety of state tax incentives. To find out whether you can benefit, read the following guidelines and then call Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED) to learn more about your specific incentives. The number is 888-336-3850.

Tax Credits for New Employees:
  • $2,500 job tax credit or refund.
    Businesses that hire new employees in connection with a new business facility located in an Enterprise Zone may claim a tax credit (or refund) against state income taxes of $2,500 for each new employee. (Expansion of an existing facility must be either a $3 million expansion or, if less, 300% the original investment.)
  • New business facilities.
    During their first two years in an Enterprise Zone, businesses are allowed to take an additional $200 job tax credit for all new employees who are insured under health insurance plans provided by employers.

Tax Credits and Exemptions for Equipment and Manufacturing:

  • Three percent investment tax credit.
    Businesses which make investments in equipment that would have qualified for the former federal investment tax credit may claim a three percent investment tax credit on state income taxes.
  • Exemption from State Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturing Equipment:
    Businesses which purchase manufacturing equipment and machine tools are exempt from the three percent state sales and use tax.
  • Tax Credit for Agricultural Manufacturing or Processing Facilities:
    Businesses, which add value to agricultural commodities through manufacturing or processing, may claim an additional credit or refund of $1,000 per new business facility employee.
  • Tax Credit for Research and Development:
    Effective August 2002, businesses which conduct research and development in an Enterprise Zone may claim a 25% R&D credit against their Colorado income taxes (as defined in federal tax law).
  • Contact:
    County Finance and Budget Office
    Crowley County Courthouse
    Ordway, CO 81063
    (719) 267-3248



CCHC Brochure

cchcbrochure thumbNeed to know more about the Crowley Heritage Center and Museum?? Click the link to the right to view/download a brochure.

Heritage Center Disclaimer

The information and content on this site has been prepared by volunteers with diligence, love and great care, but is not guaranteed to be fully accurate or complete. If there is any misspelling or inaccuracy, we insist on your assistance. Please notify Annette Barber at the Heritage Society by e-mail. We'll do our best to correct any errors time permitting.