Research & Collections

The Society’s Collection Department maintains a vast collection of photographs, archives, artifacts, and maps. We have over a dozen individual collections within our Special Collections section which contain thousands of personal papers, correspondence, photographs and ephemera donated by individuals and/or families from the local area.

As an example, the McKnight Collection alone includes thousands of original photographs of the local area taken by the late, long time resident/inventor/and collector Luther McKnight.

The Ellis collection contains a wide variety of photographs, archival material, and books, all representing life in the Colorado City/Colorado Spring area as the local Ellis family lived and experienced it.

The History Center maintains a publically accessible research library and museum. The Center is open 5 days a week.