RIMROCKER HISTORICAL

SOCIETY

of Western Montrose County  COLORADO
ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY MILLION YEARS of HISTORY
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 Latest museum accession. "Ignorance was painful." 

        50 YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

  • RHS founded July 25, 1966

 

  • Incorporated May, 1974

 

  • February 1978, moved the Naturita School House to present site

 

  • May 31, 1980, Old Schoolhouse/Museum Grand Opening

 

  • 1994, added Uravan to State Register of Historic Places; raising over $225,000 for preservation and winning the Stephen Hart Award for this work

 

  • 1994, granted Colorado Historical Society award for Oral History Project

 

  • 2012, leader in creating MCHLAB

 

  • 2015, History Colorado HSA grant for Vestal House preservation

 

  • Current museum collection contains over : 1,700 artifacts, 3,000 photographs, 75 oral history interviews, 5,000 misc. records

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  • 2017 Received Historic Mining Association's Beselme-Orrelle award

 Naturita, Payson Cabin.  C. 1881

Colorado Cooperative Company String Town Ditch Camp.

C. 1900

Bedrock Store. 1912

Nucla July 4th, 1915 Car Race.

Vestal House in back.

Paradox Post Office.  1912

RIMROCKER

HISTORICAL

SOCIETY

 of Western Montrose County

 

 

PROMOTING AWARENESS, UNDERSTANDING, APPRECIATION, and PRESERVATION of our area's

PAST and PRESENT.

 

 

RIMROCKER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O BOX 913

NUCLA, COLORADO  81424

 

RIMROCKER MUSEUM AND OFFICE

411 W. 2nd Ave.

Naturita, Colorado

 

(970)865-2100

 

Located off the Scenic & Historic

Unaweep-Tabequache Byway

 

 

rimrocker.org

RimrockerHS@gmail.com

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What's New...

  NEW BOOK IN THE STORE

        The Rimrocker Historical Society of Western Montrose County is honored to be able to offer this limited edition book, Unaweep to Uravan, written by James Keener and Christine Bebee Keener. The Keener's have give the Rimrockers permission to sell the remainder of their books. We greatly appreciate their generosity for allowing the proceeds from the sale of these great little books to go to the Rimrockers. The Keeners retain all copyrights to their book. Once these are gone they will not be available again.  Buy now!

CHECK OUT THE STORE PAGES FOR MORE GREAT BOOKS THAT CHRONICLE THE UNIQUE HISTORY OF WESTERN COLORADO.

 Thank you for your support!  We appreciate your donations which help us keep the society moving forward!  We have a lot of new and exciting things coming your way in 2021!  Stay tuned!!!!!!

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