The Archive features a large, comfortable public research room furnished with lockers, computers, a microfilm reader, and a photocopier. The Archive is open to the public, and people of all ages are welcome to visit. Archive staff and volunteers enjoy assisting with specific research questions, but if you’re simply curious about local history, the Archive is the place for you!
Archive resources include
Thousands of historic photographs, slides, and negatives
Historic maps of Fort Collins, Larimer County, and Colorado
Reference books, including city directories, telephone books, and yearbooks
Oral history transcripts and recordings of local residents
Vertical files on local topics, businesses, places, and families
Newspaper microfilm dating from 1873 to current
Scrapbooks, ephemera, diaries, and many other special collections
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a daily closure from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch.
The Archive is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The Archive is located at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, just across from the Welcome Desk in the main lobby.
Description: Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to observe ornithologists with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory band numerous non-resident birds from a variety of species that are in the midst of migratory journeys hundreds, if not thousands, of miles long. See the birds up close and help release them after the data collection is completed.
Access to the banding station - located on the west side of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, on the sidewalk access to the Poudre River Trail - is open to the public and free.