Baseballgame, Climax, CO, Climax vs Gilman, circa 1940's
Express wagon and horses
Panorama view of Little Johnny (sic) Mine
Harrison Ave 1917 - postcard
Chestnut Street during President UlyssesGrant's visit to Leadville 1880
Harrison Avenue, looking north, c. 1915
Colorado Mountain History Collection
This special, non-circulating collection is housed in our beautiful Leadville Room and contains over 4000 items of various media relating to the history of Leadville and the surrounding areas. The collection is available for Lake County genealogical research. The digital and physical collections are always growing, see the CMHC Digitization and Collection Development Plan for more information.
Researchers are welcome to utilize the collection during business hours. The library staff can assist you with your searches, show you where our sources are located, and help you get started.
For those unable to come to Leadville, our local history staff can perform limited searches for you. Contact Holly Henning with your inquiries by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 719-486-0569.
Local History Resources
There are a number of resources throughout Leadville to assist in genealogical and local history research. The list of government offices and organizations may be found here.