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Our Mission

Through strong stewardship and relevant programming, the Museums of Western Colorado strive to inspire the community to preserve its heritage and tell its story.

Our Purpose

The Museums of Western Colorado inspires people to experience and value our region through the collection and preservation of historical and fossil resources. We engage our audience through exhibitions, educational programming, research and publications.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can help further our mission. Become a member! Volunteer! Make a financial contribution! Donate an item on our wish list!


Donations are the backbone of our organization and help us continue to offer educational experiences, high-level programing, and world class exhibits. All donations are tax deductible.

Go here to learn of other ways you can give, such as ColoradoGives and our Expeditions Truck campaign.


We need your creativity, time, talent, and energy to share the history, paleontology, and story of the west with our community and the broader audiences we serve.

Become a Member

Join the fun and support our educational mission, too!

The Museums of Western Colorado is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and your membership is tax deductible. For tax purposes our tax-exempt number is 84-0588068.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Carla at (970) 242-0971, ext. 2212 or email her at If you prefer to mail in your membership, you can download a form here.


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