Our History – The Objects & Records

The health and safety of our visitors, local residents and staff remain our primary focus. It is the Aspen Historical Society’s goal to constantly update and provide increased electronic access to our collection. While we currently have 12,720 archival records, 1156 books in our specialty library, 7,727 3-D objects, and 50,640 photographic records, we understand this may be too much for most researchers. Please enjoy browsing through the selected records we have provided and keep a look out for new collections added.

If you need help or do not find what you are looking for, in-house appointments can be booked for one-hour increments M-F from 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 Iselin Foundation, as well as many other generous contributors. Thank you.

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