JCHS Research Library
The Jefferson County Historical Society research
library is a regional research facility with
collections that focus on Colorado and Jefferson
County History. The library is open to the general
public. There is no charge to visit the library or
to view the collections.
The library is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30
am - 4:30 pm, and on Monday by appointment only.
Appointments are suggested at all times. It is
located in the museum office behind the main
museum building of the Hiwan Homestead Museum,
4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, Colorado.
On their first visit, patrons will complete a
registration form. A photo ID is needed for
registration. Library users are welcome to
retrieve books in the public areas of the reading
room. Most of the collections are stored in
non-public areas and will be retrieved upon
request. The staff will assist and advise
researchers as to library holdings and use of
indexes and/or catalogs.
Research Collection Holdings
- Oral Histories
- Special Collections
The Oral History collection consists of 48
interviews captured on cassette tape recordings,
transcripts, indexes and summaries. Recalling our
history as far back as the 1850's up until the
recent past these histories tell of trappers and
mountain men along with the Native Americans of
the area. Early settlers including ranchers,
miners, Swedish immigrants and even outlaws are
for a list of summaries available.
The Jefferson County Historical Society
has a collection of more than 6,000 photographs.
This collection reflects Jefferson County history
from the earliest times to the present. The
photographs show the growth and development of
Jefferson County, its people, industries,
agriculture and communities.
Contact the Hiwan Homestead Museum staff for
detailed information on collection use, copies and