Get a glimpse into the history of agriculture in Boulder County and enjoy the rural surroundings. This site focuses on the years 1900 to 1925 when local families prospered as farmers and witnessed the coming of the Modern Age.
Take a visit to the Altona Schoolhouse to see what it was like to be a student in the 1880s or 1940s. The one-room country school was built in 1880 and operated into the 1940s. In 2019, the county completed restoration and the school looks much like it did in 1880.
The Assay Office Museum contains many tools and implements used in the assaying process, as well as furniture and artwork owned by the Bailey family. The assay office was the place prospectors would take their ore samples to find out whether or not they had “struck it rich.”
Visit the Nederland Mining Museum and get a glimpse into the world of hard rock mining days in Boulder County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about the lives of the miners of yesteryear.