About the Heritage Coalition
The richly unique history and culture of Grand County is now even more accessible and expansive through the development of the Heritage Coalition of Grand County. The Coalition connects history and cultural organizations through shared information, coordinated events, the overcoming of common challenges, and the creation of meaningful collaborations.
“To promote History, Culture and Heritage Tourism of Grand County, Colorado through education and collaboration with history and tourism based organizations.”
Heritage Coalition Members
The Grand County Heritage Coalition consists of various local historical entities supporting museums, historical people, places and buildings, heritage tourism and more. The Heritage Coalition is a committee under the umbrella of Grand County Historical Association.
Grand County Historical Association (GCHA)
GCHA was founded in 1974 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to bring together people interested in history and to preserve the history, historical artifacts, and historical buildings in Grand County, Colorado. GCHAoperates three historical museums.
>> Learn more about GCHA >>
Friends of Trail River Ranch
Trail River Ranch, homesteaded in 1914, is located 4 miles inside the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The Friends of TRR is a committee of Rocky Mountain Nature Association working to preserve, restore and repurpose Trail River Ranch as a west side education center. Deep local ties to this special spot have fueled the energy behind the efforts of an increasingly large, grassroots movement to preserve it through partnership and collaboration with it’s new owners, Rocky Mountain National Park. The site will be used for educational events, engaging hundreds of enthusiastic participants for family fly-fishing, art, music and writing workshops, science and ecology experiences, and history tours.
>> Learn more at TrailRiverRanch.org >>
Historic Fraser is currently focused on the restoration effort of the 4 Bar 4 Barn. They are seeking National Historic Site designation for the barn.
Grand County Characters
The Grand County Characters are dedicated to the accurate portrayal of Grand County and Colorado history, presenting educational and entertaining programs for community and private events.
>> Learn more at GrandCountyCharacters.org >>
Grand County Tourism Board
The Grand County Colorado Tourism Board promotes and markets all tourism resources of Grand County through cooperative countywide efforts. The Board of 12 representatives are appointed by the County Commissioners equally representing all three regions in the county.
>> Learn more at VisitGrandCounty.com >>
Grand Lake Area Historical Society (GLHS)
GLHS was formed in 1973 to preserve and protect the only remaining log hotel built in Grand Lake prior to 1900. This nonprofit organization maintains the Kauffman House Museum — built in 1892 and operated as a hotel until 1946 by the Kauffman family.
>> Learn more at GrandLakeHistory.org >>
Moffat Road Railroad Museum
The Moffat Road Railroad Museum is still in the process of funding the building expenses. The museum will be an 8,000 sq. ft. building to house the “Moffat Road” Model Railroad – the Grand County Model Railroad Club’s display of the Denver & Northwestern Pacific R.R. from Denver, Colorado to Craig, Colorado circa: 1905 thru 1960’s. The museum will be built and operated by the Grand County Model Railroad Club, a 501(c)(3) Colorado not-for-profit corporation.
>> Learn more at MoffatRoadRailroadMuseum.org >>