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ABOUT NEDERLAND AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Learn About Nederland Area Historical Society

Mining made the West, and the rush to the Nederland area to mine gold, silver and, eventually, tungsten is the reason these mountain towns exist today. As the gateway to the front-range, Nederland, Ward, Gold Hill, Black Hawk, Eldora and the other small towns in the foothills of Boulder became the focus of the nation in 1858.
From 1859 to the 1880's, Nederland served as a supply depot and mill center for the SILVER boom in nearby Caribou. Discovery of GOLD around 1899 in Eldora revived area fortunes for a short time. In 1905, miners discovered the value of TUNGSTEN for hardening steel and realized the Nederland valley was a rich source full of it. During World War I, Nederland became the center of world tungsten production. Mining and milling continued until the 1970's. Gold is still mined nearby today.

 

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GILLASPIE HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR

Sundays 11am  - 3 pm
June - September

Come explore the home of Carbon and Grace Gillaspie, two important members of Nederland's history.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAQUE DEDICATION CEREMONY

August 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

Please join us in honoring Grace Fairchild Gillaspie at the Arapahoe Chapter NSDAR's dedication of the Historic Preservation Plaque. To be held at the Gillaspie House Museum with parking at Community Center.

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81 W. 2nd St. Nederland, CO 80466
PO Box 1252

720-514-9777

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