The Elbert County Historical Society & Museum’s sponsorship program encompasses the entire museum season.  By becoming a sponsor, you join the museum’s commitment to provide quality exhibits, educational activities and family events, including the annual Pioneer Fourth Celebration, to the residents of Elbert County.  Your donation aligns you with an organization that works to record, …

The Elbert County Historical Society originated from an “Old Timers” picnic in 1956. Back then, it began as a summer afternoon get together of reminiscing about the good old days. From these early pioneers, the backbone for the historical society was formed. For more on the origins of the Elbert County Historical Society, click HERE.

  Smoky Hill Trail Exhibit -Teams of Horses to Iron Horses Last year the Elbert County Museum opened a new exhibit on the Smoky Hill Trail.  The exhibit started with the Native American Indians, then to the Trail’s beginning in 1859 as the shortest, though most dangerous route, for the gold seekers to get to …

Smoky Hill Trail – Shortcut to the Rockies The Elbert County Historical Society and Museum proudly announces the opening of the new exhibit:  Smoky Hill Trail –Shortcut to the Rockies.  The Shortcut to the Rockies exhibit is the first phase of a three-year project focusing on the Smoky Hill Trail, its impact on Colorado, and how that …