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

Palmer Lake

Palmer Lake

Early Palmer Divide History

The Dodge Expedition, entering the Palmer Divide and Palmer Lake area. From the Expedition Journal, July 26, 1835 [ July 26, - Marched twenty-five miles in a direction S. 30° [...]

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Come Dizzy

The bronze statue of Dizzy may be seen in the Village Green of Palmer Lake. Dizzy helped build the Star of Palmer Lake in 1935, during the Great Depression. Dizzy [...]

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Origins of the Palmer Lake Chautauqua Assembly

The Palmer Lake Chautauqua Assembly is a revival of the annual summer cultural gatherings that took place in the town’s rustic Glen from 1886 until 1910. The summer-long “tent university” [...]

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Star Light, Star Bright

The Star of Palmer Lake An original watercolor by local artist Dan Fraley It was summer of 1935, in the middle of the Great Depression. The American economy had shed [...]

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A Brief History of the Palmer Divide Area

The Palmer-Divide, a geological ridge running from Palmer Lake eastward, creates its own weather patterns and separates the Arkansas River drainage to the South & the Platte River Drainage to [...]

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Countess Katrina Murat

     "As Rare As Fairies" - Lucretia Vaile The most famous pioneer woman of Colorado was sixty-three years old when she retired to Palmer Lake in the spring of [...]

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Lucretia Vaile

Lucretia Vaile's name has been associated with Palmer Lake since the 1880's when, as a small child, she came with her parents to spend the summers here. Throughout her lifetime [...]

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Crawford Memorial

  The Historical Society and the Town of Palmer Lake have completed a memorial honoring William (Bill) J. Crawford. Bill, late of Palmer Lake, was awarded the Medal of Honor [...]

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