Our History – The Objects & Records that tell our story. Click on the links below to explore.

It is the Aspen Historical Society’s goal to continually update and provide increased electronic access to our collection. While we currently have over 40,000 records available on-line to research, our collection consists of 15,000 archival records, 1166 books in our specialty library, over 8,000 3-D objects, and 57,000 photographic records. Please enjoy browsing through the selected records we have provided and keep a look out for new collections added.

Email us if you need help or do not find what you are looking for, or you can book in-house appointments for one-hour increments M-F between 9:30-4 by contacting us at 970.925.3721 x103 or emailing [email protected].

Want To Donate To Our Collection? The Society maintains collections for preservation, exhibition, education and research. The Society attempts to preserve collections geographically representative of Pitkin County, but also includes Marble, Colorado. Chronologically, collections encompass Prehistoric people through present day and are represented by both three-dimensional and two-dimensional artifacts. Please contact our Curator to determine if your items meet our collection criteria at 970.925.3721 x110 or email [email protected]

Explore Our Collection: The electronic pieces of our collection are available with thanks and support in part by awards from the Pitkin County Library, the Aspen Times, the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives Records Administration, the Thrift Shop of Aspen, the Fred & Elli Iselin Foundation, as well as many other generous contributors. Thank you.

Content Statement: Aspen Historical Society enriches the community by preserving and making history available to all. During exploration, you may find content that both informs and challenges your beliefs about history and what is acceptable today. We preserve items that reflect evolving viewpoints or images; we provide access to materials without endorsing the attitudes, expressions, or behaviors found within them. 

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