The Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center has been rearranged into a time line of Florence history starting with our Native Americans,the Ute Indians,  going into the time of Jesse Frazer, the discovery of coal in the area, moving into the platting of Florence by James McCandles, the discovery of the Florence Oil Field and moving into the hustle and bustle of modern Florence.



     Our east room and upstairs has undergone quite a few changes. The east room, now called The Price-Lindsey Room, has been updated with new insulation, lights, and ceiling tile! It looks like a totally new room.

     Lil's Corner has been updated. A toy display and a "Kat Kulture" display has been put in place. The Mercantile Display has some new additions as well as the FHS School display.

    Come and see the new digs! 





Lil's Corner

Florence's Famous madam--Lil. A corner of the museum is dedicated to her elegant taste in fashion...and men.
Lil's pension for the nice things in life was recreated here on her dresser.
A drawing of handsome Lil.


The Quarry Corner

New sign by Sue Vincent. Thank you so much, Sue!
Welcome to the new Quarry Corner. Come on in and check it out--the room rocks!

Our Fossils are Fascinating!

Oil's Well That Ends Well

Our new oil derrick display by Paul Villagrana.
Check out the newly restored scales that were found in different places around the museum. This display is a dandy!
Our new McCandless Corner! Look at the painted cabin mural. It is the log cabin that James A. first built when he came to Florence.This house is still in town on 2nd and Petroleum. It is now a private residence.
The Mercantile Store from upstairs is now downstairs. Come and check out the prices from historical Florence and see what's for sale.
It's time for you to see the Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center!

Mission Statement

To collect, preserve and interpret the rich historical heritage of
Florence Colorado, the surrounding mining
towns and eastern Fremont County.


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