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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! 

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.

Colorado Experience: Camp Hale

On Saturday, June 5 at 10am, The Eagle Valley Library District invites you to join us for a special virtual screening of Colorado Experience: Camp Hale! Colorado Experience is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS. Colorado Experience "explores the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado. From the colorful characters who built the state to the events that shaped who we are and the places we call home, this series educates and entertains." This half-hour episode examines the history of Camp Hale. 

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.