The Louisville Historical Museum plays a key role in showing young people the history and development of their community. Museum staff are happy to work with teachers on historical topics that relate to their classroom instruction. Please contact the Museum Coordinator if you would like more information about museum programs and resources.
Tours of the Louisville Historical Museum take students through the three historic buildings built between 1903 and 1908, on the Museum campus.
The Jacoe Store features artifacts and historic photographs that reflect the settlement and industry of Louisville, such as coal mining artifacts and the 1920s-era painted theatre curtain from the Rex Theatre on Main Street.
The Tomeo House is interpreted as a coal miner’s house and presents aspects of domestic life, immigrants, and family life. Students can explore material culture and technology exhibited in the kitchen, bedroom, and sitting room.
The Jordinelli House contains a six-foot by six-foot replica of original downtown Louisville, which introduces the commercial and business development of the town.
Schedule a Museum Visit
Teachers can schedule tours of the Museum for any age group by contacting the Museum at least a few weeks in advance.
- Please include information about whether you have multiple classes to bring and the approximate number of people in the classes or group.
- Due to the small sizes of the Museum buildings, we will ask you to divide classes of more than 25 people into two groups, and extra staffing will be arranged for the tour in order to accommodate everyone.
- We request a minimum of one adult chaperone for every 6 children under age 12.
- We will be happy to emphasize specific topics upon request, such as the area’s coal mining history or daily life.
Fill out a Tour Request Form to schedule your visit.
The following tools provide primary and secondary resources that cover Louisville history and United States history. These and other resources can also be found under the Discover tab at the top of the webpage.
Louisville Historical Museum On-line Photo Collection - over 4,800 images related to Louisville History
Louisville Historian - Museum member newsletter featuring articles on Louisville history
Louisville Times - Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection - includes the Louisville Times from 1942 plus other local newspapers from the region
Digital Public Library of America - Primary source materials as well as on-line exhibits and education kits
Museum staff are happy to work with students researching the history of Louisville. If you have a specific research question, we recommend setting up an appointment to discuss your project. Contact us at: