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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 152 years...  it takes a village to save the village history!!!
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!

Saturday Aug. 2

continuing our 'Saturday Specials'...

Adult Show and Tell!

Bring your most interesting historic item, to share with the staff and guests! Maybe you have something you can't identify?

We have nomenclature books and reference materials to help!  Maybe your item is a family treasure and you'd like to have it photographed and properly  itemized for your family information!  We can help with that!

Or...   you just want to come hang out with us amid history and cool people!!!

10:00 - 3:00

FREE DAY at the museum!!!

(although donations are good for your allergies)

BARNABY!!

the resident bear in 2013...

He slept in the big cottonwood

for weeks...

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!

Take a quick tour of the museum!

2013 Season Highlights!