To promote historical preservation and community involvement within the Dumont, Lawson, Downieville area.
The Mill Creek Valley Historical Society was established in 1981 in order to obtain and work to preserve the Dumont Schoolhouse built in 1909. Now on the National Registry Of Historic Sites. A few years later, the town of Georgetown offered the society the Coburn Cabin. At one time this small cabin was located in the town of Lawson but needed to be moved to a safe location due to the construction of Colorado Interstate Highway 70. In 1989, the Society was once more given a building. This time it was the Mill City House in Dumont. Built in 1858, the building is actually two one and one half story log cabins which were attached and used as a roadhouse in the 1800's. We continue striving to keep these buildings viable and to potentially save the historic sites in the area.
"I have only lived in Dumont for 7 years but have really gotten to love this town and all of the history. I feel that the Mill Creek Valley Historical Society is important to the community and support their efforts to save the historical sites that are still around. So much of the history was erased by the construction of I-70." Debbi Novotny
"We have lived in Dumont since 1969. the Mill City House has always been a wonder to us and we would like for it to become a museum. It would help our community with the history of the area and we are happy to participate in the yard sales and other events sponsored by the Mill creek Valley Historical Society." Linda and Johnnie Baker