On November 21, 1961, the Westminster Historical Society was founded, and in 1972 we started bringing local history into the classroom. The Hometown Christmas custom was revived in December 1987, and the Bowles House was saved from demolition and turned into the Bowles House Museum on May 15, 1988, with assistance from a nearby school and the City of Westminster. Stay in touch with our website TheWestMinsterPromenade for the latest entertainment updates!!!!!!
Westminster Colorado Historical Society
They have spent countless hours volunteering over the past 60 years in support of public art, exhibitions, research, and historic preservation. With five historical residences and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Bowles House and the DeSpain School, which house the Westminster History Center, they are dedicated to preserving and understanding the local history.
They have published several books and walking tours, produced a monthly newsletter and an annual calendar with historic topics, worked with the City of Westminster to install street signs displaying the historic street names, instructed their Westy 101 history class, and contributed to dozens of other publications. Two sculptures that honor historical and local figures have been erected in a number of parks.
Access to their items and the data related to them will be made possible as part of their commitment. They are able to connect with people in the area and beyond because of collaborative programs like the “Digital Tour of Westminster,” “Voices of the West” Oral History Project, and PastPerfect Online, the portal to over 13,000 items available online. On their website, you may
Presently visit 4 interactive sites. They collaborated with Westminster Public Schools to launch the Westminster History Center (WHC) on April 26, 2014. The WHC is committed to educating the general public, scholars, and students about the history of the Westminster, Colorado, region. It gives users access to newspapers, oral histories, historical documents, pictures,
And other information. The WHC is the ideal location for telling the stories of the people, Occasions, and locations of the Westminster area in a fresh way, while also offering more meeting and exhibit space, better climate-controlled storage areas, increased public access through digitization of the collection, a research room, computers, and a classroom. The Rocky Mountain
PBS program “Colorado Experience,” which will be shown with a discussion led by library staff, is being presented in collaboration with Westminster Public Library. They keep going to the neighborhood schools, taking kids and families to historic sites, and organizing outreach activities for the neighborhood. We are eager to increase our ability to compile, preserve, and interpret our past in 2018 and beyond.