Dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Park County, Colorado

We love our volunteers!

The Park County Historical Society is very appreciative of the volunteers who support us in countless ways.  This year we have managed to accomplish several important projects with the help of many volunteers.  Volunteers who give freely of their time, energy, and skills.  Without their tireless and dedicated assistance many of these and future projects would not have been possible.

Accomplishments in 2017

Sponsored Tours and History Presentations:

Images of America- Park County by Christie Wright
First Arrivals to Park by Gary Goodson - DVD produced by Mt. Bailey Productions
King City- A Token Tells a Tale by Brian Heber - DVD produced by Mt. Bailey Productions
Narrow Gauge Trains by Tom Klinger - Standard and Blue Ray DVD produced by Mt. Bailey Productions

Tour:  Gold Panning Field Trip
Tour:  Park County's Historic Schools

Volunteer Appreciation Day
Participated in Bailey Day by conducting tours, video, hotdogs and drinks


Covered Barnett Cabin roof to keep the weather out
Entriken Cabin trim painted by GOLD Sponsor - Timberline Custom Painting


Planted additional flowers and created new floral gardens
Cut down eight dead trees that were presented a danger to our visitors and removed the slash and wood..
Regular mowing and trimming at McGraw Memorial Park


Replaced Drywall and added new shelves in Annex utility room
Cleaned out tool shed with new shelving and repaired the new roof
Installed new toilet paper and soap dispensers in restrooms
Designed and fabricated glass case for Hellen McGraw’s baby doll
Replaced side deck on Entriken Cabin
Designed and fabricated new displays in Shawnee School
Developed a new and improved website -
And, last but not least, constantly cleaning, repairing, organizing and taking out the trash.

What is planned for 2018

Barnett Cabin Preservation – major clean-out and securing the cabin in spring
Install new new bench donated by our supporters
Another Eagle Scout Project in planning
Clean and paint floors of restrooms
Paint Shawnee School House, outhouse, caboose and/or way station
Replace facia boards and strengthen Way Station
Repair and paint rails on walkway bridge
Procure video frames and develop motion activated video tours on the Entriken Cabin
Finish Caboose "Frequently Asked Questions"
Sponsor additional Dinner and History presentations at various locations in Park County
Promote McGraw Memorial Park as a premier Kayak launch location in Park County

And, many more projects just waiting for YOU!

Want to help?  
Just drop us a note and we will put you to work!  

The pay stinks but the rewards are great!

Unable to volunteer?  
We certainly understand that!

Perhaps you can help with our expenses with a small donation.