The Archive at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has something for everyone! Founded in the late 1970s as a local history reading room at the public library, the Archive has grown to house over 200,000 photographs, thousands of maps, hundreds of yearbooks, reams of newspapers, and so much more…all focused on the local history of Fort Collins. Discover how you can use these primary sources to research your local ancestors, your Fort Collins home, or other local historical topics that interest you. We’ll explore the kinds of resources you’ll find in the Archive as well as ways to make the most of the Fort Collins History Connection website. Even if you don’t have any ancestors from Fort Collins, this program will be representative of the types of local repositories and archives in many cities and towns and how you can go about contacting them in the areas your ancestors lived. Not everything is online!
The Archive at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has been a recipient of our Conference for a Cause donation for two years. We are proud to be able to support our local archive.
Leslie Struc, who has an MA in Public History from CSU, is the Curator of the Archives at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Since 2007 she has been sharing the thousands of historical resources, photos, maps, and more available there. Come learn about this local treasure trove and how you can use it.