HISTORY OF THE LIMON HERITAGE MUSEUM

Interest in a museum for Limon started with discussions among business leaders and community members in 1984.The Limon Heritage Society was eventually formed as well as the search for a facility to host the museum.

 

Donations of artifacts, antiques, and other items came pouring in. The vacant Bank Hotel seemed like an ideal location. Then the 1990 tornado hit Limon and the hotel became a casualty. The old Rock Island Railroad Depot, which had been vacant after the end of the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad, was just getting cleaned up for a new venture called the Twilight Limited Train Rides.

The Limon Heritage Society worked with the Town of Limon to acquire the railroad depot for use as a museum. After a lot of hard work and applying for grants, the Limon Heritage Society got the depot restored and in shape. The museum eventually expanded by adding an exhibit hall to showcase many more historical items and artifacts.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Colorado, the mission of the Limon Heritage Society is to bring to life the rich history of Limon and the surrounding Eastern Colorado plains. The museum is proud to be a source of discovery, inspiration, and life-long learning.