Fremont County Historical Society

What is the Fremont County Historical Society?

The Fremont County Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with tax deductible dues. The FCHS Board of Directors hold monthly meetings and publish newsletters every other month on heritage topics.

Meetings for members are programs presented with historical content at the Steeple Event Center, 7th and Macon, Cañon City, CO. These meetings are held at 2:00 PM six times a year on the third Sunday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Everyone is invited.

Board meetings are the second Monday of every month at the Steeple Event Center at 1pm. Everyone is welcome.

The newsletter is published and sent to all members prior to the program.

The original collection of documents and artifacts that comprise the general resource in the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center was donated by the Fremont/Custer Historical Society (now the Fremont County Historical Society) in early 1993. The history center has since expanded into a very extensive base of documents now available to the general public for research and reading. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Contact Us at: [email protected]
FCHS, P.O. Box 965, Cañon City, CO 81215

Historical Information

prospect Heights Jail

Prospect Heights Jail

Previously a Slavic enclave of mine workers near the Nonac Coal Mine.
Harriet Spencer Rudd

Harriet Spencer Rudd (1818-1910) & Anson Rudd (1819-1907)

There is a story of Harriet's first encounter with two Indians who entered the cabin while she was ironing.
Griffin Ranch Homestead

The Griffin Ranches & Family History Research Project

Albert Benjamin Griffin (b. 1811 – d. 1896) started a legacy in Canon City and Fremont County beginning in the fall of 1860.

Bird Millman & the Millman Trio

Hailed by many as the greatest female wire artiste who ever lived.
Magdelene Scheetz Raynolds

Magdelene Scheetz Raynolds

One of the first women bank presidents in the United States
Minnie Harding

Minnie Harding

Inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in March 2016