Location

crowley school

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 - Wednesday:
Mornings: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Afternoons: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday - Friday:
Afternoons: 2 p.m. - 4p.m.
Open by appointment
on weekends

2017 Holiday Closures

Thanksgiving - Thurs.-Fri,  Nov. 23-24

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.

 

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
E-mail:
heritage@crowleycounty.net
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.

 

History/Purpose

Crowley County School Board moved all grades to the Ordway campus in September 1992. The School Board desired to return the vacated property back to the community.

The 1914 grade school building was in desperate need of repair. There were many broken windows & doors, large holes in the roof, and the pigeon population was increasing daily.

Because of the age and importance to the town and county, the Town agreed to take the building. They would try to salvage it and find an economical use for it.

Three grants from the State Historical Society (funded from the gaming funds), totaling $113,018.00, were awarded to the Town to restore the old school. The building was listed as State Historical property on March 10th, 1993, and on the National Historic list on July 28, 1999.

The match for these grants was over 4000 hours of labor donated by the Community Projects Crew from the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility, and over 1000 hours from the reorganized Crowley County Heritage Society. The Town's Conservation Trust Fund donated $3000.00, and the Community Foundation donated $1000.00.

The Town and Heritage Society share the maintenance, repair, and continued improvements to the building. The fees that are paid for the rental of the community center cover the utilities. The Town covers the water, sewer, trash, and insurance.

The Heritage Society through dues, memorials, donations, and fundraisers covers all the developing museum expenses. Through the many hours of donated labor, and the thousands of dollars in donations and grants, the 1914 school is now the Crowley County Heritage Center & Museum.

The museum continues to accept memorabilia about the county's history, and it displays it for everyone to enjoy. We are asking people to tell us about their family history so we may continue to build our Family History file.

 

 

CCHC Brochure

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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 Darla Wyeno at the Heritage Society by e-mail. We'll do our best to correct any errors time permitting.