San Luis Valley Museum - Alamosa
The Museum has educational displays featuring artifacts, photographs, antiques and collectibles portraying early ranch and farm life. It features exhibits of Native American artifacts, Hispanic settlers, the Japanese-American community, Adams State University, military regalia and early railroading. We host various annual events and exhibits such as the All-Valley Art Show that features the artwork from the Valley's Middle, Junior and Senior High Schools.
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad display
Native Americans exhibit
Backstory and Context
Museum displays show what an early mercantile or general store was like, along with a model US Post Office of years past, adjacent to a typical country grade school classroom designed around a valley town called Wayside, Colorado on the Maddox Ranch.