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The Louisville Historical Museum began collecting items related to the history of the town in 1986. The collection consists of over 21,150 items. Initially focused on Louisville's early coal-mining origins from 1878 - 1955, the strengths of the collections are:

  • Artifacts, maps, and records relating to coal mining in the area
  • Historic photos of downtown Louisville
  • Items relating to Louisville families and houses
  • Items relating to immigrants who came to the Louisville area
  • Business items from the Louisville area

The Museum continues to broaden the scope of its collection to represent and interpret the growth and diversity of Louisville's population and businesses from the 1950s to current day. The Museum’s holdings include artifacts that are exhibited and interpreted for visitors and archival materials for research. The Museum is also the repository for historical items from the administration of the town.

All items received by the Museum become the property of the City of Louisville. As the steward of valuable collections, the Museum and the City of Louisville maintain and interpret the Museum collections and fulfill the Museum’s mission.

Museum Online Photo Collection
Digital Public Library of America
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
Louisville Oral History Collection
Conservation Projects
Collection Management