Research

Dig deep into northern Colorado’s unique heritage and historical significance.

Exhibits in Galleries

FCMoD is an innovative blend of history, science, and culture content. Our open floor plan encourages flow-through topic adjacencies, so visitors are prompted to explore the interrelationships between objects on display.

The Collections at FCMoD

House and care for approximately 38,000 objects – only a small percentage of which are on display at any given time. Objects not on display are available for supervised, on-site research use by special appointment. Those wishing to research any aspect of FCMoD’s collections can make an appointment with the Collections Curator. Prominent among the Museum’s collections are stone objects from the Folsom-era Lindenmeier site and Clovis cultural complex; locally focused historic clothing and textiles; and household and personal artifacts dating from the mid-19th century.

The Archives at FCMoD

House photographs, books, maps, newspapers, oral histories, and much more. Access to the Archive’s collection is available through The Fort Collins History Connection, an online collaboration between the Poudre River Public Library District and FCMoD. No appointment is necessary to visit the Archive, but if you have specific questions contact the Archive staff or Curator of the Archives prior to your visit so we can better assist you.  Of particular interest in the Archive’s collection are ephemera related to Camp Collins, and photographs from the late nineteenth and early 20th century.

Collaborative Projects

We’ve worked with the community on research projects large and small, like the High Park Fire exhibit, and the Landscape and History project. Other collaborative research projects may be found at history.fcgov.com.