Collections

JCHS Research Library

The Jefferson County Historical Society research library is a regional research facility with collections that focus on Colorado and Jefferson County History. The library is open to the general public. There is no charge to visit the library or to view the collections.

The library is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and on Monday by appointment only. Appointments are suggested at all times. It is located in the museum office behind the main museum building of the Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, Colorado.

Visitors Information

On their first visit, patrons will complete a registration form. A photo ID is needed for registration. Library users are welcome to retrieve books in the public areas of the reading room. Most of the collections are stored in non-public areas and will be retrieved upon request. The staff will assist and advise researchers as to library holdings and use of indexes and/or catalogs.

Research Collection Holdings
•Books
•Manuscripts
•Maps
•Oral Histories
•Photographs
•Special Collections

Oral History

The Oral History collection consists of 48 interviews captured on cassette tape recordings, transcripts, indexes and summaries. Recalling our history as far back as the 1850’s up until the recent past these histories tell of trappers and mountain men along with the Native Americans of the area. Early settlers including ranchers, miners, Swedish immigrants and even outlaws are remembered.

Click here for a list of summaries available.

Photographs

The Jefferson County Historical Society has a collection of more than 6,000 photographs. This collection reflects Jefferson County history from the earliest times to the present. The photographs show the growth and development of Jefferson County, its people, industries, agriculture and communities.

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Services/Copies

Contact the Hiwan Homestead Museum staff for detailed information on collection use, copies and photographic reproductions.