Research Topics

Our newly expanded research area with a nice big library table to stretch out those files and pictures is waiting for you!

     Do you have a history in Florence? Come to the Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center and find out! We have many pictures that are not labeled. Perhaps your grandmother or baby brother needs a new home in the family album. They promise not to fight with the other relatives if you place them into a family scrapbook.


     Gayle MacKinnon, our director of research, has created many files for you to look through for the past and the present.


Topics such as:

--Local families

--Oil wells

--Coal mines



--Chamber of Commerce


--Florence City Council news


--Florence businesses

--Florence residences

--James A. McCandless:      Founding Father of Florence


Curious about the past? Contact Gayle at:

(719) 784-3985


contact us through our website.



Back bar from a hotel located near the train station. Now holds the bottle collection of the museum.

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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