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 meetings and publish newsletters every other month on heritage oriented topics.

Meetings for members are programs presented with historical content at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on No. Sheridan Ave., Canon City, CO  These meetings are held six times a year and everyone is invited. Refreshments are served.  Meetings start at 2:00 pm

Board meetings are the first Friday of every month at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is welcome.

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

THE COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS AND ARTIFACTS THAT COMPRISE THE GENERAL RESOURCE IN THE ROYAL GORGE HISTORY CENTER WAS ORIGINALLY 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.

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Historical Information

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
Bird

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