The purpose of the Idaho Springs Historical Society shall be, through both public and private means, to initiate, promote and nurture a historic preservation ethic in Idaho Springs and the surrounding area. This includes but is not limited to the direct conservation of historic assets, heritage education through the operation of museums, outreach programs, events and publishing. Our efforts will serve to demonstrate the Society’s longstanding commitment and foster civic involvement, which will lead to a positive cultural and economic influence in the greater Idaho Springs community.
The Idaho Springs Historical Society ultimately wants to (a) preserve and discover, and (b) educate. The rich history of Idaho Springs needs to be preserved so that it will never be lost. From its beginnings as the basis for the Colorado gold rush to its humble existence as a town, the history of Idaho Springs is beautiful and important to locals and the state of Colorado as a whole.
The Historical Society wants to share the town’s history with everyone and anyone! We believe that once people get a taste of Idaho Springs’ storied past, they will want to continue learning. Sharing and educating people about unique pieces of the town’s history and how it fits into state and national history is key to what the Historical Society does.