The Museum has educational displays featuring artifacts, photographs, antiques and collectibles portraying early ranch and farm life. It features exhibits of Native American artifacts, Hispanic settlers, the Japanese-American community, Adams State University, military regalia and early railroading. We host various annual events and exhibits such as the All-Valley Art Show Read more
San Luis is referred to by anthropologists as "a distinct socio-cultural era of exceptional interest". The town was founded in 1851 and was once a part of four Spanish Land Grants decreed by the King of Spain that includes history of Francisco de Coronado. Here you will find the "vega," Read more
Hours/Admission: March 1st - October 31st - 9:00 - 5:00pm daily November 1st - December 31st - 10:00-4:00 Wed - Sat January 1st - Feb 28th - closed Adults $5.00; Seniors (65+) $4.50 Youth 6-16 $3.50; Under 6 Free Free to History Colorado Members!
Manassa’s most famous figure is heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, who left the community to make a life outside the San Luis Valley. He won the heavyweight championship in 1919, after knocking out Jesse Willard, but he lost it to Gene Tunney in 1926.
In 2004, Mr. Edward M. Ryan donated his collection of more than 5,000 fossils and minerals to Adams State for academic and public use. After exploring several possible homes for his collection