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Digital Archive 101

Change can be hard, but we are confident you'll love the new Digital Archive. Watch this quick tutorial to learn how to locate, navigate, and discover everything we have to offer! And as always, if you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact the library by phone (970-328-8800) or email us (history@evld.org). We'd love to help! 

Molly Brown House Museum Virtual Tour

Philanthropist, social activist, and suffragette are just a few of the words that describe Molly Brown. The Eagle Valley Library District invites you to join us for a special virtual tour of the Molly Brown House Museum on Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m.  Please RSVP before Saturday, April 10, by emailing us at History@evld.org. We will send you the Zoom link for this one-hour, interactive tour. For more information on the Molly Brown House Museum, please visit their website: 

Tenement Museum Virtual Tour

In appreciation for your interest in local history, the Eagle County Historical Society and the Eagle Valley Library District Local History Department invite you on a virtual visit to New York City’s Tenement Museum! Visit the tenement home of Italian immigrants Aldolfo and Rosaria Baldizzi in the 1930s. Learn about their life experiences during the Great Depression, and how we draw from their story for our lives today.

Go West, young man

Change can be a scary thing. However, it can often bring about positive results. Take it from me, a guy raised in the Midwest who had never been west of Kearney, Nebraska. That all changed when I accepted a job with the Eagle Valley Library District. Having been out here for three and a half months, I can definitely say I made the right choice!

Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. The cultural institutions participating in DPLA represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions.