The Summit Historical Society

Keep Summit County, Colorado history alive! The Summit Historical Society (The Society) was established in 1966 and is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of the rich heritage and history of Summit County. The Society has been active in gathering information about the natural landscape, the human settlement patterns, and economic development of the area.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Summit Historical Society​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
The Society
Date Established
1966
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0590891
Addresses
Headquarters Address
403 LaBonte Street
Dillon, CO 80435
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
403 LaBonte Street
Dillon, CO 80435
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
970.468.2207
Web/Email
Email
mail@summithistorical.org
Website
www.summithistorical.org
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Mission Statement

The Summit Historical Society (The Society) was established in 1966 and is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of the rich heritage and history of Summit County.

Organization History

The Society establishes and maintains an archive and a school house museum for the preservation of historic materials and documents
while providing guided access for those conducting research. It is an educational institution, open to the public, established in 1966. The Society is dedicated to teaching guests about the county's rich history using sites located throughout Summit County, Colorado.

Testimonials

The Society hosts some wonderful events such as Pastry in the Past and Dillon Dam Boat Tours. "This talk was "fantastic." I enjoyed seeing the historic photos compared to what is there today and hearing stories from one whose relatives lived and ranched here. On a scale of 0 to 10, this program was a 12! I would tell a friend about this event because I learned things tonight that I could not have learned anywhere else."

"I enjoyed learning about how the dam was built and how they had to move old Dillon. Our guide was amazing! She presented so much information in an hour and half. What I liked best was seeing the eagles and deer along the shore. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera!"

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