Museum opening hours: Wednesdays 1 pm to 4 pm & Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm Special tours or research hours can be provided by calling 719-559-0837

Physical Address:

66 Lower Glenway

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Mailing address:

PO Box 662

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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Palmer Lake Society

In 1956 a group of residents recommended that a manuscript detailing the founding of Palmer Lake, Monument, and the surrounding Tri-Lakes region be published. To accomplish this, they also recommended that a historical society be formed to continue the preservation of the area’s history.  That is how the Palmer Lake Historical Society was formed.

Today the society maintains the Lucretia Vaile Museum in Palmer Lake to preserve the records and artifacts of the Palmer Divide. The society also organizes free events for the community and supports the publication materials on local history.

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Vaile Museum Updates

Photograph of the Vaile Museum after the ramp was torn out

Historical Notes from Jack Anthony

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CURRENT MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Vintage Radios

Coming Soon...

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Where’s The Fire?

A salute to our local area firefighters. This display is a hands-on experience where a firefighter's outfit and helmet can be tried on and worn. Hoses, nozzles, axes, tools and [...]

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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

The Palmer Lake Historical Society Offers
The newly revised, Fifth Edition of the book;

Palmer Lake A Historical Narrative

This 148 page book tells the story of the Town of Palmer Lake, Colorado, from before its beginning until about 1989 which was the centennial of the incorporation of the Town. Sabin did extensive research, and her work is well documented with cross-references. The history of Palmer Lake closely parallels the early development of the Denver & Rio Grande and Santa Fe Railroads. The rise and fall of railroad passenger service and the new automobile changed the town in many ways.

The book is extensively illustrated with over seventy-five new or re-scanned photographs and illustrations. The person index now covers all chapters in the book. Where known, facts that were in error have been researched and corrected.

This edition is truly “The Best Book About the Remarkable History of the Town of Palmer Lake.”

Pine Crest: From Columbine Park to a Methodist Camp, 1897-1973

The Palmer Lake Historical Society present Occasional Paper No. 5 Pine Crest: From Columbine Park to a Methodist Camp, 1897-1973, written by Daniel W. Edwards and published August 2020.