Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $4 for children, and $3 for seniors.
The current exhibit, More than Mud, tells the surprising story of how adobe shaped Colorado and the West in the first major exhibit since Fort Vasquez opened in 1958. Explore stories of the early fur-trading posts along the Front Range and the influence of Mexican builders on the largely treeless plains. View artifacts of the fur-trade era and the adobe history of the West, and learn how archaeologists explored the site and launched a reconstruction of the fort in the 1930s as a New Deal project. Visitors of all ages can get dirty in the adobe molding station.
Our temporary exhibit, Beet Fields to Ball Fields, tells the story of the beet league baseball teams that created community in the South Platte Valley and Weld County from 1920-1970. Artifacts are on exhibit from the Lopez collection of Greeley, Colorado. The exhibit concludes January 5, 2019.
Tribal Paths Online
This online exhibit looks at major events in the history of American Indians in Colorado over the past five centuries—trade networks; encounters with newcomers; the removal of tribes to reservations; the children’s experience with boarding schools; and the American Indian civil rights movement.