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


Welcome back! PLHS events for Summer and Fall 2021 have been tentatively scheduled. Updates are coming soon.


PLHS hosts monthly historical talks and field trips on a variety of topics.  They are usually held on the third Thursday of the month at the Palmer Lake Town Hall at 42 Valley Crescent St.  Click here for directions.  To submit an idea for an event, email


PLHS @ Family Day: History at the WMMI

Western Museum of Mining and Industry 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs

Look for us at the Reynolds Ranch House! The Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is hosting a history-themed family day on the museum grounds. Food, activities, and presentations will be provided throughout the day.  The Palmer Lake Historical Society will be in the Reynolds Ranch House with artifacts and historical information about the house.

Pikes Peak Trolleys

Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street, Monument

The Colorado Springs area had a streetcar system that was one of the best to be found anywhere. This presentation will cover this history of streetcar service, how it affected the lives of residents, and what became of it. The presenter, John Haney, is a Colorado Springs native whose family has been in the Pikes […]

The Long Expedition

Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street, Monument

Just over 200 years ago, Major Stephen Long’s U.S. expedition came through the Palmer Divide area. Long and nineteen other men traveled by boat, horseback, and foot from 1819-1820 to explore the Platte River and its sources. The team included soldiers, artists, and botanists and they were among the first Europeans in the area. They […]

Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division

Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street, Monument

The Colorado 10th Mountain Division, a WWII group of skiers and mountaineers, was trained to fight the Germans in Northern Italy. Presented by Col. Tom Duhs, USMC, ret.