Shawnee History is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in the Shawnee Historical District in Park County, Colorado. We advocate for the historically accurate restorations of buildings and landmarks in the area. We also organise fun and educational events that inform our community and it's visitors about the historic landmarks that we help preserve. You can help by joining and attending our monthly meetings, where we discuss many community issues and plan events and organise project development.
Please consider a donation to help fund our many projects and events. Below we have provided a display of our current and past
projects and events, with detailed descriptions of the process and development.
Help us fund our cause
You will receive a thank you card from the board of directors providing you with our tax id number and a donation receipt. We thank you for
your consideration and
Shawnee History Day
& Pop-Up Museum
Our main event, fundraiser, and educational exhibition is Shawnee
History Day. Where we celebrate our historic mountain community
by asking locals to bring their artifacts and antiques to display in our Pop-Up Museum. We raise money with a silent auction, and providing tours of some of the oldest houses
and cabins in Park County. We hope
to expand our event to include edu-
cational booths that teach mountain
skills and historical facts about the
area. Shawnee History Day takes
place in early August and hosts live
music and good food.
Our Pop-Up Museum features
not only antiques and artifacts
from locals. but reproduced
maps and old photos that show
when and where certain legen-
dary events had occurred, when and where landmarks existed,
and the coordinates of original
homesteads and property lines.
Price - Tyler Cemetery
We are working to preserve several
tombstones from our historic
Price-Tyler cemetery. The stones
will be placed into a block of concrete with special preservative
mortar which will keep it from
sinking into the ground. The county
is building a stone retaining wall and culverts to divert the rainwater
and snowmelt around the cemetery.
Meanwhile we are raising money to
build a historically accurate fence
and gate around the cemetery.