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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

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Heritage Society Membership

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

CCHC Museum


In the west room…special items of interest…WW II uniforms are displayed along with pictures of whom they belonged to, war ration stamps, v-mails and histories.

A collection of early day glass-lantern slides and a projector for their viewing.  The slides were used in the former Princess Movie Theater in Ordway.

Wedding dresses from the early 1900’s worn by Flossie Pantle and Myrtle Langhorst.  A lovely party dress owned by Mrs. E.P. Johnson.  A 1940’s flower girl dress worn by Dorothy Wyeno are in the showcase of old dresses.

In the ranch room…. saddle once owned by pioneer, Ernest “Red” Lundahl, this saddle was made by former Mac’s Saddlery, of Pueblo.  Another saddle, Spanish style, once owned by pioneer, Ed Whitney.

Cast iron cooking pots used on cattle drives by owner, Walt Wright, early pioneer rancher.

An unusual item used on cattle drives carried on the chuck wagon is an insulated

“Thermatic Fireless Stove”, patented in 1914.  This cooker has three units, with stones you would heat and place in cooker units to simmer items such as beans, potatoes or meats, then your supper for evening meal was “READY’.  It worked like a modern day crock pot.

In the east room…many pictures of history and articles of the towns in the county, ethnic cultures, such as the Japanese, Hispanic, and German-Russian immigrants coming to the area, Missouri Pacific Railroad, Colorado Canal irrigation and farming, ranching and many other items of interest.

Research Possibilities In The Museum

Irrigation in Crowley County…The National Sugar Factory and Carey Family… beet dumps along the railroad…The Cudahy Ranch with new pictures displayed with permission from the Marion Crowe Family collection… Boston Farm…tomato factory in Crowley…orchards in the area…turkey raising and process…King Center Hay Mill& Auckland Farm and Ranch…Alfalfa Mill at Ordway and Crowley…years of the KKK in county…properties that were homesteaded…war history…banking in county…country schools dating back to early 1900’s…history of the churches… Japanese, Hispanic, and German-Russian cultures… and of each town and the county.

CCHC Brochure

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