Welcome to the Jefferson County Historical Society

Featured Programs



Discovery Days: Pioneerpalooza will take your child back to a simpler time as they explore the pioneer history of Colorado through activities, crafts, tours and games. Meet Buffalo Bill and other famous people from Colorado’s glorious past! Enjoy pioneer food including a journey cake for your arduous trip out West!

Junior Pioneers make their homestead at eh Hiwan Homestead Museum and learn about pioneer life on the Front Range! Pioneers visit a different Open Space park each afternoon and learn about the amazing history of Jefferson County!

Your child will discover the past through enriching and engaging activities in a nurturing summer experience to remember

To learn more and to register, visit our Discovery Days page by Clicking Here: Pioneerpalooza



Jefferson County Historical Society offers an authentic experience in a 1920s one-room schoolhouse at Medlen School on South Turkey Creek Road. Built in 1886, the school has been restored in its original location.

Children who have completed grades 1-5 share in this unique opportunity to: EXPERIENCE a typical country school with several grades; LEARN “the four Rs”: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic & recitation, just as children of the 1920s did; and PARTICIPATE in the games they played, the songs they sang, and the fun they had!

To learn more and to register, visit our Medlen School Days page by Clicking Here: Medlen School Days