Western Fremont Historical Society

Preserving the history and heritage of the settlers of western Fremont County, Colorado.

Forgive our dust…… or so the saying goes for construction sites! We’re updating our new site – please be patient with us and check back frequently to see what we’re adding new!

Who We Are

WFHS explores the history of Western Fremont county from Parkdale through Wellsville


 Betsy leads a tour of ‘rails to kiln’


This Month’s Fun Fact

Kerr Gulch stone quarries started in 1888.  Where were the stones used?

The stones were used for the Denver Mint, the Stout School on Cherry Creek, many buildings in Cañon City and several prominent homes in Denver.  Kerr Gulch road is located east of Howard off of Hwy. 50.  (Below is a photo of Stout Creek School.)



Building Renovation

Contact Us…

History Center Map

0070 County Road 56
Howard, CO 81233



Mailing Address

Western Fremont Historical Society (WFHS)
P.O. Box 181
Howard, CO 81233

Email:  wfhsinfo@gmail.com

History Center Address

0070 Co Rd 56, Howard, CO  81233


The History Center is open during Society programs and by appointment.  During the months of April through October, the center is open the last Sunday of each month (1:00-4:00 pm).

Please call Shari Mohr at 719-942-3355 for further information and appointments.