Berthoud Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

Founded in 1977, The Berthoud Historical Society creates impactful experiences for all audiences, from children to adults of all ages. Whether history, exhibits, projects, concerts, events, research, programs or curiosity bring you to our museums, you will find more than you expected. Come visit and help us make history come alive!


“We really appreciate you doing this for our community” Parent Attendee Trick or Treat at the Museum, 2023
"Thank you for Teaching us Really Fun and Really Cool Things!" Elementary School Student, Berthoud, 2017
"Great Learning Experience for Kids!" Steve, Green River, Wyoming, 2016.
"Wonderful Interpretation of Local History" Judi, Gering, Nebraska, 2016.
"Impressive Photograph Collection" Adam, Golden, 2016
"This Place Keeps Getting Better Every Year We Come Back" Elementary School Teacher, Berthoud, 2016
"Learning History is Cool!" Elementary School Student, Berthoud, 2016


The Berthoud Historical Society builds community by discovering, collecting, interpreting, and preserving the history of the town of Berthoud, the Little Thompson Valley area, Colorado, and the surrounding region to enable current and future residents to learn about the area’s original and ongoing development. The Society establishes and maintains museum properties, builds creative exhibits, and holds meetings and activities for the education and enjoyment of its members and visitors.

Background Statement

The Berthoud Historical Society (BHS or the Society) is a long time contributor to the Berthoud community having been founded in 1977 by local leaders with a vision that understood history's integral connection to our future, and the need to discover, interpret and preserve that history for current and future generations. The Society operates two historical museums (Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum and the McCarty-Fickel Home Museum) providing preservation and interpretation of historical information and artifacts. The Historical Society’s vision is to be the first source for history, education, research and create experiences for our thriving community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Berthoud Historical Society

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Small Organization


228 Mountain Ave.
Berthoud, CO 80513


P. O. Box 225
Berthoud, CO 80513

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US



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