Preserving the Lasting Legacy of Lafayette
About Lafayette History Museum
Located in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado, Lafayette History Museum showcases the dynamic history of the area, from its roots in mining and farming to the century-old Lincoln Highway effort to Lafayette’s recent growth into a vibrant city with its own unique identity.
Through our exhibits, educational programming, walking tours, field trips for students, research material, and more, we preserve and share the fascinating stories of Lafayette’s evolution.
Housed in the Lewis Home, an 1890s coal miner’s cottage that is on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum appeals to adults and children alike. Visit us to enjoy engaging exhibits, original artifacts, and a chance to step into the past and see how it has shaped our present and future.
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What Visitors are Saying
From 1927 to 1928, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, nicknamed Wobblies) fanned the flames of discontent with a series of coal-mining strikes. All eyes were on Lafayette as our town became the center of a radical and militant workers’ rights movement.