Mt. Sopris Historical Society

  • Community Non-Profit
  • Education Services
499 Weant Boulevard
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-7041
Hours of operation vary. Please call first!
  • About

    Museum housed in a century-old homesteaders' cabin on the south end of Carbondale. Exhibits showcase the lives of the early settlers - miners, cowboys, farmers, and local characters.

    Who We Are:
    The Mt. Sopris Historical Society (MSHS) was chartered in 1984, by a group of concerned citizens, some of them descendants from original homesteading families, who felt an urgent need to preserve Carbondale's historic buildings and stories of its early residents.

    Our Assets:
    MSHS owns and operates the Historic Log Cabin and the Old Jailhouse and is the steward of the Thompson House Museum. MSHS owns and cares for the contents of the Thompson House Museum and other artifacts and archives donated by the community. MSHS also maintains a research library comprised of local history books, memoirs and narratives.

  • Whom to Contact

    • Jeannie Perry
    • Linda Romero Criswell