Francisco Fort Museum is a non-profit repository for history both physical and heartfelt! The adobe buildings themselves are artifacts. You can help us preserve these structures and the collections housed in them, by becoming a 'Friend of the Fort', buying a donor brick for the brick garden, joining the historical society, or making a financial donation or endowment to the preservation work!
Let's help it survive another 151 years... it takes a village to save the village history!!!
OPENING DAY - MAY 24th!
Local Author's Day
Your favorite authors in the historic buildings!
Meet -n- Greet
autographed copies for sale!
Come visit us at the beginning of this new exciting season!!!
BREAKING NEWS: JULY 12
NATIVE AMERICAN DAY
ROBERT MIRABAL RETURNS TO THE PLAZA!!!
Dr. Lorenzo A. Trujillo and his group of musicians and dancers will be performing and teaching for
Hispano Heritage Day!!!
Joins us on Francisco Fort Day:
Honoring the Mining History of Huerfano County
the resident bear in 2013...
He slept in the big cottonwood
came and went, made a few messes
and amazed the visitors!
we hope he wakes up in the spring
and remembers to come by to say 'HELLO' in 2014!!
Francisco Fort Museum is nestled at the base of the
Spanish Peaks, in central southern Colorado.
The original adobe fort built in 1862, displays artifacts and collections from the
Historic Huerfano County region.
Exhibits of Native American traditions, Hispanic legacy, settlement, ranching, coal mining era and MORE!
Above is Francisco Fort in 1890. Note the cottonwood tree planted in 1878!
Below is the Fort in 2013...The cottonwood tree has grown some in 135 years!