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Westminster Area Historical And Museum Society

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Mission: The purpose of the westminster historical society is to bring together those people interested in history and especially the history of the westminster colorado area. The society's major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; to collect museum material such as pictures, photographs, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities of the past and present. The society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility as far as may be feasible.

Programs: The westminster historical society artifact database is available to the public at the westminster history center and accessible on the internet. We have made over 10,000 objects, photos and people documented in the collection available. 500 + people annually access this information.

the westminster history center, a 1890's built school. Is devoted to sharing the history of the westminster colorado area with students, researchers, and the public. It provides access, preservation and interpretation of the paper of our past: through historical archives, documents, photos, maps, correspondence, newspapers, oral histories and other materials that are part of the westminster historical society's collection. Over 1,000 people visited this location during 2014.

westminster historical society has brought back the hometown christmas tradition with the lighting of colorado's largest living christmas tree. This tradition began in 1911 and in 1987 the tradition was brought back. The tree is located in fireman's park and is now over 63 feet tall. The firefighters decorate the tree with aerial fire trucks, and the evening of the christmas lighting begins with boy scouts preparing hot dogs, brats, hot chocolate, apple cider and coffee for sale to the community along with photos with santa and bake sale. A local school choir sings christmas carols and a prominent resident of the community is designated to light the tree.

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