Research

Staff Guided Research

GCHA has a large archive of historic photos, documents, and artifacts. Staff is available to assist researchers on a limited basis.

  • All visiting researchers must complete a research request form.
  • Upon completion of this form, staff will contact the interested researcher to schedule an appointment.
  • No appointments will be made with less than 48 hours advance notice.
  • Research appointments are available Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-3pm. If you are unavailable during this time, staff may make appointments on Wednesdays, Saturdays, or Sundays with at least a week advance notice.
  • No appointments are available on Mondays or Tuesdays. All appointment times are subject to staff availability.
  • All researchers must adhere to GCHA rules and guidelines.
  • Staff reserves the right to deny any research request, or to terminate any previously agreed upon appointment or request. In the event that such an agreement is terminated, staff will make every reasonable effort to provide the researcher with advance notice.
  • The first thirty minutes of staff assisted research is free. After that time, the rate increases to $20 for every additional thirty minutes. This fee is added at the beginning of each thirty minute interval.

Pioneer Village Research Center

Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs has a research library with books, periodicals, and other information.

  • Researchers are welcome to come during our normal hours of operation (Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am-3pm) to browse.
  • There is no fee associated with using the research library.
  • It is not necessary to make an appointment to use the research library. However, it is strongly recommended that researchers call Pioneer Village Museum (970-725-3939) beforehand.
  • All researchers must adhere to GCHA rules and guidelines.