Indigenous Peoples' & Native American Exhibit
This exhibit helps interpret how Coloradoan's earliest inhabitants lived from prehistoric to historic times. * This exhibit is being renovated currently to be launched by 11/3/2023.*
Flood of 1921 A pictorial history of the devastation the city and county of Pueblo suffered as a result of the 1921 flood.
Pueblo Baseball & Runyon Field Baseball paraphernalia from the Pueblo Dodgers, a farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Depression Era Home Scenes from a depression era home featuring a parlor, kitchen and back porch. (PHM)
Pueblo Irish Club
Irish Heritage History of the Irish Immigrants who settled in Pueblo. (Irish Club)
Sewing Machines/Quilt History of various sewing machines on display and a quilt featuring squares depicting southeastern historical locations in Pueblo. Donated by Pueblo Quilters Guild. (PHM)
A historical framed display on the achievements of pioneer William Jackson Palmer. (PHM)
Levee Mural Cynthia Ramu's painting depicts a scene from the CF&I from the Pueblo Levee Project. (PHM)
Pueblo was the saddle making capital of the West in the 1860s and 1870s. Various styles of saddles on display with Lucky the horse who was used to display these saddles. (PCHS)
The story of immigrants from the early 1900's traveling from their origin countries, to Ellis Island and continuing on to their final destination in Pueblo, Colorado. A special feature is a display of St. Therese Catholic School's fifth graders who researched their genealogical history and created replicas of their ancestors who settled here with their families.
Western Heritage is the core of Pueblo History. Visit the museum to see the many Western Heritage Exhibits such as: Saddles, as Pueblo was the Saddle making capital of the world, The Greenhorn Trading Post, Brands of Pueblo area, The Boone Family Collection, The Blakes and the Nolan Land Grant, just to name a few.
Board of Water Works
Pueblo Board of Water Works Historical water exhibit depicting water history in Pueblo. ( Board of Water Works).
James N. Carlile Collection. A Victorian Era exhibit featuring the Carlile First piano brought to Pueblo in a wagon from Ohio. James Carlile was a Pueblo pioneer, entrepreneur and politician who influenced the development of Pueblo and the state of Colorado. This exhibit features a collection from the lives of James N. and Maria Bennett Carlile including the first piano brought to the Colorado territory. (PCHS&PHM)
Rural Telephone Exhibit An extensive collection of antique phones, switch and switch boards.
A vast collection of milk bottles from various Pueblo County dairies. (PCHS)
Buddy Johnson History of a local T.V. personality hosting a children's program and the band leader for the Colorado Rangers. (PHM)
Beulah Red Marble
Beulah Red Marble, only red marble of its kind in the world. Used in the Colorado State Capital building.
Gov. Adams Desk
Colorado Governors from Pueblo Alva Adams' desk and historical information of four governors from Colorado; James Bradley Orman, Raymond Herbert Talbot, Walter Walfred Johnson and Alva Adams.
Features the history of Pueblo's archeology past including a display of 700 yearold pictographs found in the Swallows area. (Pueblo Archaeological Historic Society)
Pueblo Army Depot
Pueblo Ordinance Depot Collective history of the Pueblo Army & Chemical Depot. (Pueblo Ordinance Depot)
Kay Keating Carriages
Katherine Keating was the first woman in the Navy to rise to Captain of the Medical Service Corp. She retired from the Navy and settled in Beulah, Colorado and became a pillar of the community. (PHM)
One of Pueblo's first merchants was Joseph Doyle, who was an original partner in the Pueblo trading post. A pioneer, settler and businessman, Doyle brought $30,000 worth of goods to Denver to trade in June of 1859. His freighting business, J. B. Doyle & Co., proved so successful that it soon became the largest mercantile firm in the territory. It did more than half a million dollars' worth of business a year and had a branch in Pueblo, as well as in Cañon City and Terryall (Fairplay).
D&RGW Railroad An extensive display of railroad artifacts. (Pueblo Railway Foundation) In February we will be adding an African American exhibit, for Black History month. Good chance the exhibit will become permanent.