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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! 

Haunted History

Eagle County’s early history involves more than adventurous miners and hard-toiling farmers. There are also stories to be told about murder, tragedy, and perhaps the ghosts of a pioneer or two who just don’t seem to be at rest. And what about that shadowy monster that was blamed in early decades for the mysterious disappearances of miners and soldiers? Join local historian Kathy Heicher for haunted versions of local historry.  Adult ghost stories to give you a chill the week before Halloween!


Eagle Valley History Preservation Award

The Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society invite you to join us in honoring Kathy McDaniel and Reed Perkins with the Eagle Valley History Preservation Award (formerly the Nimon-Walker Award)! The grandson and great-granddaughter of Alfred and Mary Borah, Reed and Kathy have worked with the library and historical society for several years to preserve their family history. This includes Alfred's journals, which provide a daily account of life in Eagle County from 1882 through 1917.

Holy Cross City

The Eagle Valley Library District recently acquired 27 images of Holy Cross City from the 1890s! Located in what is today the Holy Cross Wilderness between Red Cliff and Leadville, this small mining town included a post office, two general stores, saloon, assay office and hotel, called the Timberline Hotel. The town was founded by John W.