Winter Hours
September 1 - May 31
1 - 4 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

Summer Hours
June 1 - August 31
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

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  Phone: (719) 336-2472

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Kathleen Scranton - Curator


Prowers County Historical Society


Linda Hawkins - President

Chuck Bowen - Vice President

Mary Jane Torres - Secretary

Debra Haggard - Treasurer

Brad Hall - Museum Committee Chair


Sharon Headrick
Jesse Melton
Lois Schroeder
Mary Rita Simmons



For more information on our area's history and great ideas for places to see and things to do, please visit:
Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Taskforce


Big Timbers Museum

Big Timbers


Big Timbers Museum is located on the Santa Fe Trail along Hwy. 287 and Hwy. 50 one mile north of Lamar. The museum was named for large stands of cottonwood trees that once grew along the Arkansas River. The Big Timbers were a welcome sight to Native Americans, explorers, and pioneers/settlers. The museum features a WWI Poster Collection, Western and Native American Artifacts, Sand Creek artifacts, a 10-star First National Confederate Flag, artifacts related to the D.A.R. Madonna of the Trail Monument, a variety of artifacts related to the Fleagle Gang robbery of the First National Bank in Lamar (their cases were the first ever in which the FBI used a single fingerprint as part of the evidence leading to a conviction), and a Transportation Museum featuring antique wagons, cars, and trucks.

High Plains Snow Goose Festival

February 19 - 22, 2015

Celebrating Birding and the Heritage of Southeast Colorado

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