Comanche Crossing Historical Society
The Comanche Crossing Historical Society (CCHS) was incorporated on April 22, 1969, by a small group of visionary residents with a love of local history and a desire to promote and preserve that history for future generations.
The stated purpose of the CCHS is to promote public interest in the historical background of Adams, Arapahoe and surrounding counties; to collect, preserve and display items of historical interest; to investigate, perform research and publicize matters of local historical interest; and for related educational purposes.
CCHS Membership is open to all. Both annual and lifetime memberships are available. For information on membership in the Society, go to the "Contact Us" link on our Home Page.
Become a Museum Volunteer!
The CCHS Museum is operated by dedicated Volunteers. Our family of active, interested and enthusiastic Volunteers lead Museum tours, help maintain the facilities and grounds, and organize and conduct history-related educational programs. There is a "job" for everyone from age 10 to 100. To join our group of wonderful volunteers, go to the "Contact Us" link on our Home Page, or come to the Museum and visit with us. Help preserve our history and our heritage!
The following publications are available through the Museum's Gift Shop or by mail (prices shown do not include postage). All proceeds go toward supporting Museum activities:
- "Comanche Crossing Centennial", by Emma Michell (5.5" x 8.5", 20 pages). A history of the 1970 Centennial Celebration of the Joining of the Rails, including a detailed history of the events of and leading up to August 15, 1870, when the final 10 1/4 miles of track were completed. You'll be "surprised" to learn that whiskey was involved! $5.00
- "A Walk Through Old Strasburg", by Emma Michell (5.5" x 8.5", 20 pages). A history of the development of the Town of Strasburg up to 1917. $5.00
- "Our Side of the Mountain", by Emma Michell (originally published in 1968 and reprinted in 2013, 8.5" x 11", comb binding, 90 pages). An historical overview of the area covering the period from 1850 to 1920. Sections include a look at area homesteaders and the communities of Strasburg, Wolf Creek, Bennett, Byers, Peoria, Antelope Flats, Hoyt, Deer Trail, Leader, and Agate. Includes more than 30 photographs. CLICK HERE to view an excerpt. $15.00
- "Colorado Prairie Towns - A Pictorial History of Agate, Deer Trail, Byers and Strasburg", by the Deer Trail Pioneer Historical Society, in cooperation with CCHS and local historians (softbound 7" x 10", 208 pages). Organized into chapters for each Town, this beautiful 2011 publication tells the story of the communities through the use of hundreds of historical photographs, each with a descriptive caption. $24.00 (This book is also available for sale in Strasburg at Western Hardware, the Gift Shop, and the Vet Clinic)
- "A Short Pictorial History of Strasburg, Colorado 1870 - 2000" (run time approx. 20 minutes; High Plains Video Production; DVD, boxed). A wonderfully narrated video history of the founding and development of the Town of Strasburg from 1870 to 2000. Includes many interesting historical facts and photographs. $15.00
- "CCHS Museum Photo Collection 2014". Hundreds of historic photographs from the Museum's archives. (Please inquire regarding availability, media format and price)