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The following City facilities remain closed until further notice: Library, Recreation & Senior Center, Historical Museum, Arts Center and City Services. City Hall will reopen with limited hours starting June 2nd. For more information, visit the COVID-19 webpage.

PLEASE NOTE

An appointment is necessary if you are seeking specific research assistance. The Museum Coordinator may also schedule appointments and tours outside of the normal open hours. Please contact Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon.

If you would like to bring a group larger than six members during normal business hours, please make advance arrangements with the Museum Coordinator.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)

Over the course of several months in 2017, hard copy issues of The Louisville Times, from 1942 to 2007, were painstakingly digitized. The process began several years ago when the newspaper’s publisher offered back issues of The Louisville Times to the Museum. The CHNC site has been updated with a new, easier-to-use platform, higher quality OCR and digitization that applies national standards, and a social media component.

Watch a short YouTube video about the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection (CHNC) and how this organization is working to preserve Colorado's history.

County Assessor Cards

Louisville's 1948-1983 County Assessor Cards are now available online:

Documents

The following documents have been researched and compiled by Bridget Bacon, Museum Coordinator. Please contact the Museum f you have any questions about these documents.

Document Name Format
Italian Surnames of Louisville pdf  html
World War II Servicemen (from DVD)
pdf
html
Roster and Christmas Menu for Federal
Troops in Louisville, 1914-1915
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html

Historic Buildings Research

The Museum Coordinator has researched the histories of most of the historic buildings in Louisville. For many of them, the research culminated in reports written for the Louisville Planning Department.

Historic Photos Search

In addition to searching and viewing Louisville’s 1948-1983 County Assessor Cards online, you may now also search, browse, and view many historic photos from the collection of the Louisville Historical Museum!

Please check back again, as the Museum will be adding even more historic photos from its collection to view online. For more information or to help identify the people shown in these historic photos, please contact the Museum.

Oral History Interviews Now Online

Thanks to the participation of dozens of Louisville residents and a talented and dedicated team of oral history program volunteers, the Louisville Historical Museum has a rich collection of filmed interviews documenting Louisville's unique history. The Museum has captured people's memories and stories about Louisville in over 170 hours of interviews conducted since 2009.

Websites

Other Local History Resources